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Miami Ranks 41st in Peace Corps Volunteers
OXFORD, Ohio -- Peace Corps Director Mark Gearan has announced
that Miami University ranks 41st among all colleges and universities producing
Peace Corps volunteers.
In the Peace Corps' 36-year history, 589 Miami alumni have joined the corps.
"Throughout its history, the Peace Corps can trace much of its success to the
energy and idealism of American college students," Gearan wrote in his letter
of congratulations to Miami President James C. Garland.
"These colleges and universities are to be commended for producing students
committed to making a difference, with a thirst for adventure, and with the
desire to experience a new culture in an ever-changing world."
The top five institutions providing volunteers are the University of
California at Berkeley, University of Wisconsin, University of Washington,
Harvard University and the University of Michigan.
Today, nearly 6,500 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 87 countries working
to help fight hunger, bring clean water to communities, teach children, start
new small businesses and stop the spread of AIDS. Since 1961, more than
150,000 Americans have joined the Peace Corps.