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Nathan Sanders San´ders

n. 1. An old name of sandalwood, now applied only to the red sandalwood. See under Sandalwood.
, 22, of Sterling, is finding out, while working in the Peace Corps, stationed in Mongolia.

He is the son of Michael Sanders of Clinton and Andrea Sanders of Sterling.

Sanders graduated from Salve Regina University Salve Regina University is a university in Newport, Rhode Island. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, the university is a co-ed, private, non-profit institution chartered by the State of Rhode Island in 1934.  in May, with a degree in English literature English literature, literature written in English since c.1450 by the inhabitants of the British Isles; it was during the 15th cent. that the English language acquired much of its modern form. . He had spent several months researching the Peace Corps, his father said, and decided last winter to apply as a volunteer.

He was accepted and in April received a call offering him a position in Mongolia.

His job in the Peace Corps will be teaching English to high school-aged students.

Sanders left for Zuunmod, Mongolia, on June, 11, where he spent a few days before being placed with a host family. From there he went to Erdene for eight weeks of training while living with a family of seven.

On Aug. 15, he received his permanent assignment. He will be spending the next two years near Dalanzadgad, Mongolia, at the southern most part of the Gobi Desert Gobi Desert

Desert, Central Asia. One of the great desert and semidesert regions of the world, the Gobi stretches across Central Asia over large areas of Mongolia and China.
, just north of China.


CUTLINE: Nathan Sanders, upon graduation Graduation is the action of receiving or conferring an academic degree or the associated ceremony. The date of event is often called degree day. The event itself is also called commencement, convocation or invocation.  from Salve Regina University.
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Date:Aug 21, 2009
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