Debre Berhan, Ethiopia

Other spellings, other names: Debra Berhan, Dabra Berhan, Debre Birhan

Province, region: Shoa

Location: @ 120 km NE of Addis Ababa on the main road to Dessie. The bus ride from Addis to DB took 5 hours. MORE

About the community:
In the '60s, Debre Berhan was a town of approximately 5,000. It was said that the population doubled each Saturday for "market day."

There were two secondary schools in the town — which account for the large number of Volunteers working there. The schools were Haile Mariam Mammo Secondary School and the Debre Berhan Teacher Training Institute.

  • from Marian Haley Beil
    • The school day begins at Haile Mariam Mammo Secondary School. Headmaster Ratniswami at left.
    • Class 10C, Haile Mariam Mammo, 1962–63
    • Ethiopian Coptic priests celebrating holiday.
    • Tukels
    • Chika (mixture of mud, dung and straw) houses with tin roofs.
    • House where female Volunteers lived - 1962–64
NOTE: Every RPCV is invited to send to the webmaster information about the community, plus photos of the community, its people, and its PCVs. For photos, please include date taken and description.
Peace Corps Volunteers who served in Debre Berhan:
Kay E. Aylor 1962-64
Marian Haley Beil 1962-64
Gerald K. Bieler 1962-64
Kay E. Aylor Black 1962- 64
Camilla Chickering 1962-64
Raymond T. Donaldson 1962-64
J. Bruce Engle 1962-64
Frances Fisher 1962-64
Marian Haley 1962-64
Ron P. Kazarian 1962-64
Frances Fisher LaCroix 1962-64
Lynn C. Linman 1962-64
Mary Lou Linman 1962-64
Carol Miller 1962-63
Russell Misheloff 1962-64
Camilla Chickering Moore 1962-64
Rev. John Rex 1962-64
Carol Miller Reynolds 1962-63
Robert L. Savage 1962-64
Joseph H. Gulvas 1963-65
Joseph Wood 1963-65
Allan R. Brandhorst 1964-66
Rita Dianne Donnelly Brandhorst 1964-66
Alice Euler Czech 1964-66
Rita Dianne Donnelly 1964-66
Betty S. McLaughlin Hagberg 1964-66
Charles W. Johnson 1964-66
Patricia A. Johnson 1964-66
Betty S. McLaughlin 1964-66
Mary (Dusty) Quinn Penta 1964-66
E. David Seal, III 1964-66
Linda J. Scanlon Seal 1964-66
Joyce N. Bray Wyanski 1964–66
Michael Edward Glatte 1962-64, 1965-67
Lee Atkins 1966-68
Lee Atkins Desta 1966-68
Annette Dickinson 1966
Martha Ann Joyce 1966-68
Annette Old 1966
Joe Old 1966
Terese L. Condon 1967-68
Gerald R. Jones 1967-71, 1972
David Moonitz 1967-68
Terese Moonitz 1967-68
Michael W. Cupp 1968-70
Patricia S. Cupp 1968-70
Stevann J. Hoffman 1968-69
Thomas Allen Hoffman 1968-69
Otto H. Koester 1968-69
David P. Landes 1968-70
David Sleeter 1968-70
Mark W. Melrose, Ph.D 1972-73
Bruce C. Hoffman 1972-75
Warren Barrash 1973-74
Cavit McCormick 1973-74
Edward P. McCreanor 1995-97
If you served in this community and are not listed, please send your name and years of service to the webmaster.

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