Peace Corps recognizes Wake Forest

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The Peace Corps ranks Wake Forest among the 2018 Top 25 Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Colleges and Universities. This year, Wake Forest is ranked 16th among small colleges and universities.

“Peace Corps service is a profound expression of the idealism and civic engagement that colleges and universities across the country inspire in their alumni,” said Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley. “As Peace Corps Volunteers, recent college and university graduates foster capacity and self reliance at the grassroots level, making an impact in communities around the world.”

Eleven Wake Forest alumni are currently serving abroad as Peace Corps volunteers.

Alumni from more than 3,000 colleges and universities nationwide have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961, including 237 Wake Forest alumni.

This is the fourth year that Wake Forest University has ranked among the top 25 small colleges and universities. In addition, Wake Forest is a Peace Corps University Program partner offering the Coverdell Graduate Fellowship program at the School of Business. The Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program is a graduate fellowship program that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps volunteers.

The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing colleges and universities annually according to the size of the student body. View the complete 2018 rankings of the top 25 schools in each category here and find an interactive map that shows where alumni from each college and university are serving here.

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