The Pied Piper of Service

For 30 years, Dixon Myers has led Sewanee’s outreach efforts on the Plateau, across the country, and around the globe. As he prepares to retire, we look at the deep relationships he and the program have forged and the impact they’ve had on thousands of lives.

Halfway up a mountain near Mirebelais, Haiti, a small party of travelers pauses for a rest under the trees. After a vigorous climb up an exposed rocky track under a tropical sun and at a 20% grade, the trees, growing near a church, provide welcome shade. Knowing only a little Haitian Creole and less French, Dixon Myers manages to engage in conversation with the Haitian interns from Centre de Formation Fritz Lafontant (CFFL), Sewanee’s community partner on the Central Plateau of this Caribbean country. The exchange dissolves into peals of laughter that spread around the group. 

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