Undergraduate Academic Affairs

UAA alumnus update: Peter Kithene, CNN Hero

CNN checks in with 2007 CNN Hero Peter Kithene. Peter is a UW graduate, a Mary Gates Scholar, Munro Public Service Award recipient, and Edward E. Carlson Student Leadership Awardee.

At the time of receiving the CNN Heroes award, UAA associate dean Janice DeCosmo told University Week Peter “is driven to provide hope and real services to people who need them in his home village. We are incredibly proud of him as a graduate of our university, as he has taught us the true meaning of global citizenship.”

Peter Kithene at one of his clinics in Kenya. Peter has opened two clinics and has a third planned. The clinics serve 14,000 people each year.