UNM Ranks as Top Peace Corps Volunteer Producing Hispanic Serving Institution
UNM Today, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
The Peace Corps recognizes the University of New Mexico as the top volunteer-producing Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs). UNM jumped four spots from fourth in 2012 to lead the 2013 list with 24 undergraduate alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers and 439 alumni having served since 1961. Currently, more than 615 Peace Corps volunteers report they are Hispanic.
“I congratulate these Hispanic Serving Institutions for preparing students across the U.S. to make a difference overseas through Peace Corps service,” said Peace Corps Deputy Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. “Peace Corps volunteers reflect the diversity of America and graduates of Hispanic Serving Institutions play a central role in building the agency’s great legacy of service abroad.”
The Peace Corps works to ensure that its volunteers represent the best of America. Peace Corps’ Office of Diversity and National Outreach (ODNO) implements tailored outreach strategies for the recruitment of applicants from historically under-represented communities and those with specialized skills in order to enrich and strengthen Peace Corps programs abroad. Family and friends who would like to read about Peace Corps in Spanish can do so here.
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