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Dartmouth Celebrates 50 Years with the Peace Corps

The following excerpt comes from Dartmouth Now in Hanover, New Hampshire, and was originally published on November 8, 2011.

Jaclyn Wypler 11 will begin her two-year agricultural project as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia in February 2012. Her reasons for volunteering are likely similar to the reasons of the 615 Dartmouth graduates who have preceded her since the Corps was founded in 1961.

I want to learn, help, and make an impact in a way that the community sees fit, says Wypler, the former student manager of the Dartmouth Organic Farm and four-year member of the womens track and field team.

A sociology major, Wypler says her path to the Peace Corps started with a Dartmouth geography course on food and power. The class introduced me to ways of looking at food through systems and people and culture, and that really intrigues me.

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