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Mehmed Ali      

CHS Class of 1984


CHS ’84 Worked 40 to 50 hours per week at Purity Supreme Supermarket to help with family expenses

University of Hawaii BA Political Science w/Honors ’90; MA Political Science ‘91

University of Connecticut PhD History ‘06

U.S. Marine Corps Rank of Corporal Honorable Discharge ‘92

Association for Retarded Citizens Case Worker; United States Postal Service Letter Carrier; Lowell, MA National Historical Park Director of the Patrick j. Mogan Cultural Center, Director of the Lowell Summer Music Series; Lowell, MA Folk Festival Coordinator

Keynote Speaker at the Spindle City Corps Graduation, Community Service Award (Angkor Dance Troupe), Community Service Award (Armenian National Committee of the Merrimack Valley)

Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro Friends of the Forest (President), Center City Committee (Vice-President), Public Heath Museum of Massachusetts (Secretary), Lowell Hellenic Heritage Association (Treasurer), Oral History Association of America (Vice-President), Elizabeth Tsapatsaris Scholarship Fund (Director), Chamber of Commerce, International Institute of Lowell (Advisory Board), Lowell Heritage Partnership, City of Lwell- Mayor’s Task Force on Culture, Lowell Historical Society (President), Lowell Cultural Council (Vice-Chair), New England Association of Oral History (President), Presentations: “Remembering Little Canada, “Tales of the Harvard Brewery”, Sacred Spaces & Holy Places”, Mr. Smith Goes to Carlisle”, “The Family Photo: A Place in Our Lives & in Our Shared History”, “History of Fox Hall-University of Massachusetts- Lowell”, “Sampascoopies-He Celebrated Lowell”, Exhibits: Rediscovering Our Roots, The French Canadian Snowshoe Clubs of Lowell, The Early Automobile in Lowell 1896- 1936, The Acropolis of America-The Greek Community of Lowell-1874-1929, CHSAA