CU-Boulder Still No. 1 In Nation For Peace Corps Volunteers

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

For the second straight year, the University of Colorado ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers.

Currently, 112 undergraduate alumni are serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced today. CU's Boulder campus is ranked the No. 5 all-time school for volunteers with 2,317 alumni who have served in the Peace Corps since it was established in 1961.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams will give a talk at 1:30 p.m. today in the Old Main Chapel on the Boulder campus.

"For the second year in a row, CU-Boulder has produced more Peace Corps volunteers than any other university in the nation," said Williams in a statement. "CU fosters civic engagement and participation and students graduate from CU with the language and cross-cultural skills necessary to make them successful during their 27 months of Peace Corps service."

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