Thursday, January 25, 2007

Park announces the Reginald Simmons Memorial Award, which will send two students to Africa this summer

As you all know, Bob Iger -- president and CEO of Disney -- is a Park alumnus, and like so many Park alumni, he is actively involved in and dedicated to the school.

When he was on campus in October, Iger announced that he had made a gift to the Park School that will endow a very special memorial to one of his dearest friends -- a man named Reginald (Reggie) Simmons, who devoted his career to improving the lives of the people of Africa. Simmons was a politics major at IC, and he and Iger were lifelong friends until Simmons' unexpected death in 2003 (hear Iger talk about Simmons' during his address to campus in October).

In his honor, Iger has established the Reggie Simmons Memorial Award, which each year will send two students to participate in a program with which Simmons worked for many years: Operation Crossroads Africa (OCA). OCA is America’s premier cross-cultural exchange program designed to promote understanding of Africa and its culture.

The 2007 program runs June 15-August 10 and has three components: three orientation days before departure, six work weeks on a development project in the host country, and one travel week in the host country. Projects are scheduled for many countries, including Gambia, Ghana, Kenya Niger, Rwanda, and Uganda.

Students who are majors in the Park School or in the Politics Department are eligible. To apply, submit two 500-word essays answering the following questions:

1) How have you changed the world?

2) What impressions come to mind when you hear the word 'Africa'?

Deadline for applications is February 15. Submit essays with a cover sheet that includes your name, address, phone, e-mail address, major and student ID number. Applications can be delivered to Melissa Gattine in Park 378.

For more information on the OCA program, visit


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