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Thomas Durbin

Position on board: MSCI Vice President and Co-Chair Vijayawada Subcommittee

I have served for 21 years as a supporter of Dr. Rao Cherukuri (deceased) and Sobha Cherukuri in their efforts to maintain an appropriate relationship with the city of Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, India especially with the non-governmental organizations of the Siddhartha Academy of General and Technical Education and the Street Kids Community Vijayawada orphanage.

My 45 year long personal relationship with the Cherukuri’s prompted my volunteering for this work as well as the commendable purposes of the MSCI-SCI.

I am an Emeritus (retired) Professor of Anthropology (California State University, Stanislaus 1970-2010) and live in Turlock, CA. My past travels and work have been principally in California, Hawaii, Mexico and Italy.