Shannon O’Rourke to Give Presentation at IWU
March 24, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Shannon O’Rourke, a 2007 Illinois Wesleyan graduate, will give
a presentation on Wednesday March 26 at 7 p.m. The event will be held in Kemp International
House (1207 N. Main St., Bloomington).
The program is sponsored by I-Society and the International Office as a part of World
Piece, a monthly student-led discussion highlighting global issues. It is free and
open to the public.
O’Rourke, a native of Grand Rapids, Mich., received a Rotary Foundation Cultural Ambassadorial
Scholarship from the Bloomington Rotary Club. She spent three months in Dakar, Senegal
completing an intensive language and cultural program.
Following this program O’Rourke interned in the Kaolack region of Senegal with 10,000
Girls, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to offer education and employment
for girls in rural Senegal. She helped distribute United States Agency for International
Development (USAID) donated books to high schools for use in libraries and book mobiles.
For more information please contact O’Rourke at Shannon.firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information in 10,000 Girls please visit their Web site at http://10000girls.org.
Contact: Allegra Gallian, ’09, (309) 556-3181