PEACE Program Timeline

This is a constantly growing timeline of The PEACE Program's history. By holding your cursor over each event, you can see more detailed notes.

PEACE Program Events

These are the events that progressed the gradual process of The PEACE Program's institutionalization. This timeline of events starting with the first summer study tour, and continuing through time up until the current day.

First Gambian to attend HSMC Archaeology Field School

May 1998 - August 1998

First UTG Students study at SMCM

January 2004 - May 2004

Yahya Jammeh, President of The Gambia gives Convocation at SMCM graduation

1 May 2004 - 30 May 2004

First Memorandum of Understanding between UTG and SMCM

2005 - 2008

SMCM faculty and staff make trip to The Gambia

May 2005 - June 2005

Designation as Signature Program

August 2006

1st PEACE Professor

August 2006 - May 2007

Dr. Ho Nguyen

2nd PEACE Professor

August 2007 - May 2009

Dr. Femi Ojo-Ade (ILC French)

UTG delegates make first visit to SMCM

2008

Revised Memorandum of Understanding between UTG and SMCM

2008 - 2011

Hire first full-time Program Coordinator - Yamai Secka-Jack

2009

3rd PEACE Professor

August 2009 - May 2010

Dr. Christy Wolovich (Biology)

4th PEACE Professor

August 2010 - May 2011

Dr. Bill Roberts (Anthropology)

International Education External Review

2011 - 2012

5th PEACE Professor

August 2011 - May 2012

Dr. Susannah Chapman (Anthropology)

6th PEACE Professor

January 2013 - December 2014

Dr. Sandy Ganzell (Mathematics)

SMCM Cohorts in The Gambia

All SMCM student cohorts that participated in the PEACE Program.

First Summer Study Program in The Gambia

May 1996 - June 1996

Second Summer Study Program in The Gambia

May 1998 - June 1998

Third Summer Study Program

May 2000 - June 2000

Fourth Summer Study Tour

May 2002 - June 2002

First SMCM Students to complete a semester of study in The Gambia

August 2003 - December 2003

SMCM Students study at UTG

January 2004 - May 2004

Summer Study Program with Archaeological Component

June 2004 - July 2004

SMCM students study at UTG

January 2006 - May 2006

SMCM Students study at UTG

January 2006 - May 2006

Summer Study Program with Archaeology

May 2006 - June 2006

First summer group to stay at Happy Camp, Liza Gijanto takes break from her dissertation research to work with students doing archaeology in Juffure/Albreda

Signature Program Semester

August 2007 - December 2007

Service Learning/ Directed Research Semester in The Gambia

January 2008 - May 2008

Summer Study Program with Archaeology Component

May 2008 - June 2008

Signature Program Semester

August 2008 - December 2008

Service Learning/ Directed Research Semester

January 2009 - May 2009

Signature Program Semester

August 2009 - December 2009

Service Learning/ Directed Research Semester

January 2010 - May 2010

Summer Study Program with Archaeological Field School

May 2010 - June 2010

Signature Program Semester

August 2010 - December 2010

Service Learning/ Directed Research Semester

January 2011 - May 2011

Signature Program Semester

August 2011 - December 2011

Service Learning/ Directed Research Semester

January 2012 - May 2012

Summer Study Program with Archaeological Field School

May 2012 - June 2012

Signature Program Semester

August 2012 - December 2012