Miami ranks seventh on Peace Corps top 25 listFeb 02, 2011
Miami University has again been named one of the top producers of Peace
Corps volunteers by placing seventh in the organization's Top 25 list
for medium-sized schools.
Miami currently has 47 undergraduate alumni serving, up from 43 last year. In the past 49 years, 899 Miami alumni have served as Peace Corps volunteers.
The medium-sized category includes schools that have undergraduate enrollments between 5,000 and 15,000 students.
Throughout 2011, Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Peace Corps recruits year around and seeks Americans of all ages (18 years and older) and backgrounds for volunteer service. The average age of Peace Corps volunteers is 28, with 7 percent over age 50.
This year 8,655 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 77 host countries around the world.
Peace Corps representatives will be at Miami this month: at the Spring Internship & Career Expo, 2-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Millett Hall; and at an information session and panel discussion, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, in room 127 of the psychology building.
Other Ohio public schools in the Top 25 for 2011 include Ohio State University, 13th in the large school category with 68 volunteers, and Bowling Green State University, tied for 25th in the medium schools category with 21 volunteers.
The complete “Peace Corps Top Colleges 2011” list, is available in a PDF format.