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Brad Wagenaar, town of Clifton, is a 23-year-old Peace Corps volunteer in the African west central country of Cameroon. His task is to promote rural public health. One project involved digging a new well to tap clean ground water as opposed to dirty surface water. His newest project is building a new primary school. Interested River Falls area residents can contribute. Next to Brad is his mother, Diane Mayberry, who visited him with her husband Steve in November. Cameroon villagers stand nearby.

He aims for lasting impact

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Most college graduates want a decent-paying job and to move on with their lives.

Not Brad Wagenaar. Not yet. He's moving on, but not for himself.


The rural River Falls resident graduated from St. Olaf College in Minnesota with a clinical psychology degree.

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Phil Pfuehler
Phil Pfuehler has been editor of the River Falls Journal since 1991.
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