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Ukrainian Interns, October 1 - October 29, 2000

OPEN was given the opportunity to provide host families and intern sites for five of the ten Ukrainian interns from Cherkasy, Ukraine. At the end of their program stay, the interns, their mentors, and host families were given a reception at the IRIS Headquarters in Kellogg. OPEN and IRIS were co-hosts of this event.

Robert Anderson, President of IRIS and Vladimir Bassis, Director of Programs, present certificates to Viktor Prylypko, Oleg Bilera, Marina Lupashko, Maxim Rozhkov and Inna Nisonska

Robert Anderson, President of IRIS and Vladimir Bassis, Director of Programs, present certificates to Viktor Prylypko, Oleg Bilera, Marina Lupashko, Maxim Rozhkov and Inna Nisonska


Viktor Prylypko interned at Iowa Telecom and INS. Viktor's home stays were with Linda & Warren Erickson and Bonnie and David Pitz. Oleg Bilera interned at Assocoated Dentist, Wickman Dental Laboratory, Dr. Carol Saunders and Skiff Medical Center. His home stays were the same as Viktor's. Marina Lupashko interned at Cappy's Standard Oil and Tire and Broderson Oil Co. Her home stays were with Alla & Louis Smothers and Kris and Brent Broderson. Maxim Rozhkov interned at Warner Sales & Service and Wolf Communication Group. His home stay was with Bruce Canny. Inna Nisonska interned with Maxim Advertising and KCOB AM & FM Radio. Her home stay was with Victoria Reynolds.

Serhiy Kucherenko and Vladimir Bassis leading the singing

Serhiy Kucherenko and Vladimir Bassis leading the singing

Marina Lupashko, Inna Nisconska, Olena Derzhaeva, Irina Mihailik and Vladimir Chemeris singing

Marina Lupashko, Inna Nisconska, Olena Derzhaeva, Irina Mihailik and Vladimir Chemeris singing


Alla Smothers, a native Ukrainian who lives and works in Newton

Alla Smothers, a native Ukrainian who lives and works in Newton


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