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CU-Boulder ranked No. 1 for Peace Corps volunteers for second straight year

The following excerpt comes from University of Colorado Boulder News in Boulder, Colorado, and was originally published on January 27, 2012.

For the second straight year, the University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers with 112 undergraduate alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced today.

CU-Boulder is ranked the No. 5 all-time school for volunteers with 2,317 alumni who have served in the Peace Corps since it was established in 1961.

For the second year in a row, CU-Boulder has produced more Peace Corps volunteers than any other university in the nation, said Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams. CU fosters civic engagement and participation, and students graduate from CU with the language and cross-cultural skills necessary to make them successful during their 27 months of Peace Corps service.

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