Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia has been recognized as one of the top 25 colleges and universities in the nation that produce Peace Corps volunteers for the third year in a row.
Currently, 47 undergraduate and six graduate alumni from UGA are serving as Peace Corps volunteers, adding to the 489 former students who have joined the program’s ranks since it was established in 1961.
“It is deeply fulfilling for me as an educator at heart to see UGA students commit themselves to the service of others,” said UGA President Michael F. Adams. “These students and the hundreds of former UGA students who have served in the Peace Corps are living the land-grant mission of service, and I am very proud of them.”
UGA ranked second in the southeast region among over 250 colleges and universities located in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina and Puerto Rico.
“The University of Georgia excels as both a top Peace Corps school and a source for our most coveted skills in science, agriculture, forestry and ecology,” said David Leavitt, Peace Corps public affairs specialist. “Our partnership, which has grown over the last five years among faculty and staff, is one of our most valued in the southeast region.”
For more information, see http://www.peacecorps.gov/.