Want to learn about volunteering for the Peace Corps?
Listen to six people tell their stories about doing just that as part of a celebration of more than 50 years of service abroad called “Peace Corps Then and Now” on Thursday, March 1, at Western Washington University.
The event begins 7 p.m. in the Viking Union, room 552.
The Peace Corps recognizes the first week of March as Peace Corps Week to commemorate the signing of President John F. Kennedy’s order establishing the federal agency March 1, 1961.
At the WWU event, Jill MacIntyre Witt, the Peace Corps representative at Western, will share information about serving with the Peace Corps and provide tips on the application process.
Nearly 850 Western alumni have volunteered with the Peace Corps since 1961. Seventy-three alumni are serving overseas now — making the university No. 2 in the nation among medium-sized colleges and universities.
That’s the highest ranking Western has achieved. Last year, it was ranked third by the Peace Corps.
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