Rick Gregory

Rick Gregory

Rick Gregory is the Rural Schools Collaborative Grants in Place Coordinator.

He is a former Peace Corps volunteer with service in Nepal ('82-'84), with additional service to public schools, universities and not-for-profits in many places around the USA. Currently, he is a Peace Corps Campus Recruiter based out of Washington University in St. Louis. He has degrees in History, Education and Counseling from Missouri State University, Brown University and Wichita State University. He is a graduate of a rural high school in southwest Missouri.

Rick Gregory, in his words, "I started my career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal ('82-'84), and took this spirit of service into a career in education and social service. I have taught social studies in Loveland, CO, and Houston, TX and French in Wichita schools, directed a career center and community service program at Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, managed a Vocational Rehab office for Goodwill in St. Louis Missouri, and supervised Southwestern Illinois College's programs in East St. Louis, IL. I now live in St. Louis with my wife, Carolyn. My two daughters, Hope and Maya, are off on their own adventures. Hope is a sophomore at Tulane University in New Orleans, and Maya is a high school exchange student in Madrid, Spain."

As a Peace Corps recruiter, he is often asked "What is the greatest impact that Peace Corps has had on my life?" His fairly set answer is "Peace Corps grounded me in a belief that I am capable of accomplishing anything if I am working together and engaged with people who are focused on a project that makes this world a better place." He believes the Rural Schools Collaborative is one such project, one such organization.

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