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Sadie Tucker


"From the moment she arrived, [she] was a diligent, adaptable, and enthusiastic member of the Embassy team. Indeed, she was widely regarded as the best intern the Embassy has hosted.

She has a bright future ahead of her, whether she chooses to enter the diplomatic field or not." She already has done so and the words described the performance of Sadie Tucker at the U.S. Embassy in Accra, where she performed public affairs and consular chores and did some political reporting as a Bunche Center/State Department intern last summer.

Sadie spent the previous summer in South Africa and is headed for Geneva as a CAUX Fellow next month. Service abroad is "definitely on," says the energetic D.C. native who recently became a Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow in nationwide competition.

An honor graduate in the ’02 class, she will study toward a master’s degree in international relations as a Pickering Fellow, take another overseas internship, study a language and then join the U.S. Foreign Service.

The performance in Ghana indicates that Sadie Tucker has the aptitude. Among other assignments, she reported on a conference on the proliferation of small arms in West Africa; investigated women’s and human rights issues in the Northern and Upper East Regions of the country, becoming among the first Americans to visit the "witch camps" and witness the Trokosi practice of ritual servitude; and served as the public affairs office

Anglican Students Visit Canterbury

The Fourth Annual Absalom Jones Canterbury Student Association Spring Pilgrimage saw eight HU students visiting Britain last May and touring religious and historic sites in London, Canterbury, and Oxford.

Previous tours have taken Howard students to South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago; they will be in Toronto, Canada in 2002; in Uganda in 2003; and in Ghana in 2004.

Students Stephanie Bland, Daniele Chester, Diondrae Collier, Jonathan Hayden, Nombuso Mhkezi, David Murrell, Sheldon Thomas, and Marguitta Webb, accompanied by Anglican Chaplain the Reverend Dr. J. Carleton Hayden, made up the HU contingent visiting England.

Interacting with other students from Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean, the Howard group focused on church and relevant cultural issues.
One highlight of their visit, according to one Howardite, was "tea and conversation" with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the

Most Reverend and Right Honorable George L. Carey and his wife in Lambeth Palace. The group was given a two-hour tour of the palace, which has been the residence for Archbishops of Canterbury for nearly a thousand years.

Another highlight, St. Martin’s-in the- Fields High School for Girls, gave the group an opportunity to tour a multi-ethnic institution with advanced computer and music composition technology. Among the numerous ethnic groups represented were large numbers of girls from the Caribbean, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey.

St. Paul’s Hackney, the church where they attended Eucharist, is a multicultural and intergenerational congregation staffed by two female priests, one Jamaican and the other English.

Ms. Glynne Carter-Gordon, Executive Secretary for Anglican Ethnic Affairs for the Church of England, was the host for the HU visitors.

Absalom Jones Canterbury Society members from Howard University, led by Father Dr. Carleton Hayden, visit with the Archbishop of Canterbury and his wife at Lambeth Palace.

to record and report on the commissioning, with American self-help funds, of a nursery school block in Amuanda village.

In an inter view over SKYY FM/Takoradi’s Breakfast Show the following day, she discussed the nursery school project and gave what the Embassy termed "an excellent summary" of the Ambassador’s Self Help Program in Ghana.

During her consular stint, Sadie’s

service ran the gamut from serving as the American representative at the trial of an American citizen, to attending an international commercial and investment conference, and assisting with anti-fraud visa investigations.

"She made a valuable contribution to our Mission Performance Plan," commented Ms. Stephanie S. Sullivan, political supervisor; "We would welcome Sadie back anytime."


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