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CWU Professor Leads Service Learning in Guam

Mark Perez grew up in Sinajana, attended the University of Guam, taught at the Department of Youth Affairs and Southern High School, and eventually left to obtain his master's degree and doctorate in the mainland.

That was 20 years ago.

Now a professor of health education at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, Perez also has been coming back to Guam to visit family and friends every summer since. At one time, he also taught at the UOG summer camp. Then seven years ago someone said to him, "Let's try to get students to come here and experience the culture."

That's what Perez has been doing ever since then. For the summer, he brings CWU students who are studying health education and public health so they can receive real-world working experience.

Read more of this story in the Guam Daily Post.

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