Peace Corps to honor Wake Forest volunteers

Peace Corp logoLynn Heichel Kneedler, manager of the Peace Corps recruiting office in Washington, D.C., will recognize Wake Forest University for the large number of alumni who have served in the Peace Corps and celebrate the record-breaking number of Wake Forest students and graduates who will enter the Peace Corps this year.

The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on March 27 in the Main Lounge of Reynolda Hall.

Seventeen new Wake Forest Peace Corps recruits, eight graduates and nine undergraduates, will be recognized during the event.

Kneedler will present remarks on the role of the Peace Corps for the past 41 years.

William C. Currin, Wake Forest’s director of career services, will also speak briefly. Wake Forest President Thomas K. Hearn Jr. will accept the citation on behalf of the university.

Wake Forest ranks ninth among small colleges and universities in the number of alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps. Wake Forest graduates currently serve in such places as Madagascar, Micronesia, Paraguay and Jordan.

Note to Editors: If you would like to arrange to speak one-on-one with Kneedler before or after the event or if you would like to arrange a time earlier in the day to speak with new volunteers/former Peace Corps volunteers, call the News Service.

Categories: Recognition, University Announcement