Kenya contingent visits Western

Timothy Costello, director of Western Washington University's Center for Service-Learning, met with Philip Okundi, chairman of Ombago Girls Academy, and six other Kenyans on July 26 in Old Main. Okundi and his countrymen were thanking Western for the benefits the university has brought to their program and community in Kenya.

Many Western students have had the opportunity to participate in a Western's Service-Learning Program and stay with Okundi while in Kenya.

Okundi is a prominent businessman, a former Kenyan Member of Parliament and past chair of Kenya's version of the United States FCC.

Also in this photo are Steven Vanderstaay, far left, WWU vice provost for undergraduate education; Liz Mogford, a WWU sociology associate professor (middle row, second from right); and outgoing WWU Associated Students president Annika Wolters (middle row, far right). Costello is in the front row, third from the left. Okundi is in the front row, fourth from left.