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McMurry University hosts Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen


ABILENE, Texas – Ambassador Ronald K. McMullen will conduct an information session to discuss Foreign Service careers, fellowships, and experiences at noon Tuesday, Oct. 11, at McMurry University’s Garrison Campus Center.

Ambassador McMullen, currently Diplomat-in-Residence at the University of Texas at Austin, recently served as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Eritrea. He has over 28 years of diplomatic experience and has lived, worked, or traveled in 89 countries.

Following this presentation Ambassador McMullen will be conducting consultations regarding summer 2012 internships with the U.S. Department of State. About 1,000 internships, located in Washington, D.C. and at diplomatic posts overseas, are available.

Ambassador McMullen recently served as U.S. Ambassador to the State of Eritrea. Ron has over 28 years of diplomatic experience and has lived, worked, or traveled in 89 countries. In Burma he worked closely with Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and pro-democracy groups. While posted in Fiji he helped prevent civil conflict after an armed takeover of parliament. He was shot at during a riot in Sri Lanka and helped train mongooses to detect heroin. He survived a voodoo curse in the Dominican Republic and took Hillary Clinton on a tour of South Africa’s Robben Island with Nelson Mandela. Between foreign assignments, Ron served for three years as Visiting Professor at the Military Academy at West Point, where he taught International Relations and Comparative Politics. He has authored many scholarly works and is a three-time recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. A native of Northwood, Iowa, he earned his doctorate in political science from the University of Iowa.

For more information, please contact James Greer, Director of Career Services at 325-793-4882 or jgreer@mcm.edu.