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Donetsk Ukraine Interns, November 18 - December 10, 2000

OPEN organization assisted IRIS in the locating of mentors and home stay sites. Seven interns were placed in Newton.

Alexei Saprikin, Larisa Samosenok, Natalia Gorkunova, Olga Kurapova, Igor Gnatienko and Anna Sheiko receive their Certificates of Completion from Bob Anderson, IRIS President, and Vladimir Bassis, Director of Programs

Alexei Saprikin, Larisa Samosenok, Natalia Gorkunova, Olga Kurapova, Igor Gnatienko and Anna Sheiko receive their Certificates of Completion from Bob Anderson, IRIS President, and Vladimir Bassis, Director of Programs


Alexei Saprykin interned at NAPA Auto Parts Store and Advance Auto Parts Store in Newton. While in Newton he was hosted by Susan and Rowe Winecoff and Marge and John Graves. Larysa Samosonok interned at Forbes Office Equipment Company. She was hosted by Carol and Fritz Kramer and Carol and Lowell Zimmerman. Nataly Gorkunova interned at Mid-Iowa Communication in Gilman Iowa. She was hosted by Janis and Ed Peak of Newburg, Iowa. Olga Kurapova interned at the Maytag Corporation and Sully COOP. She was hosted by Carol and Fritz Kramer and Sarah and Paul McCuen. Igor Gnatiyenko interned at Newton Manufacturing Co., Progress Industries and Allience. He was hosted by Bonnie and Dave Pitz and, Marge and John Graves. Anna Sheiko interned with Iowa Workforce Development in Newton and Des Moines. She was hosted by Helen and Keith Thorpe and, Cathy Doyle. Yulia Mamayeva interned at Nolte, Cornman & Johnson and Jerry Koons, both CPA firms.She was hosted by Helen and Keith Thorpe and, Rose Evans.

Yulia Mamayeva

Yulia Mamayeva

Bonnie Pitz, Nataly Gorkunova, Igor Gnatiyenko and Lowell and Carol Zimmerman enjoying a reception held at IRIS headquarters in Kellogg, Iowa

Bonnie Pitz, Nataly Gorkunova, Igor Gnatiyenko and Lowell and Carol Zimmerman enjoying a reception held at IRIS headquarters in Kellogg, Iowa


Anna Sheyko speaks at the reception hosted by OPEN at the Radisson Hotel in Newton

Anna Sheyko speaks at the reception hosted by OPEN at the Radisson Hotel in Newton

Alexei Saprykin at Radison reception

Alexei Saprykin at Radison reception


Nataly Gorkunova at Radison reception

Nataly Gorkunova at Radison reception

Larysa Samosenok and Joan Tyler, a member of Board of Directors of OPEN

Larysa Samosenok and Joan Tyler, a member of Board of Directors of OPEN


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