CU ranks sixth in the U.S. for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers, the Peace Corps announced last week, with 62 CU alums currently serving around the world.
Over the last 13 years, CU has been in the top eight universities for Peace Corps volunteers.
“We’re excited to see this evidence of global awareness and action among CU-Boulder students,” said Ben Kirshner, faculty director of CU Engage, which supports community-based learning and research. “Peace Corps volunteers show that ethically oriented community engagement can cross national borders.”
With 2,411 alumni having served in the Peace Corps since 1961, CU is the fifth-ranked university for all-time volunteers.
“University of Colorado Boulder always provides highly qualified and competitive applicants who are committed to service and to making a difference in their local communities and communities abroad,” said Mike McKay, the Peace Corps Southwest regional manager. “We’re grateful for their partnership and continued commitment to the Peace Corps and to public service.”
CU ranked below the University of Washington (72 volunteers), the University of Wisconsin-Madison (69), the University of Florida (66), the Ohio State University (64) and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
For more information about the Peace Corps at CU-Boulder, call the campus recruiting office at 303-492-8454 or visit http://www.colorado.edu/peacecorps.
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