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Howard University Earns Top Spot in Peace Corps 2013 Ranking

Howard University News Room, Washington, D.C.

This year, Howard University held the top rank among Historically Black Colleges and Universities for producing undergraduate Peace Corp volunteers.

Howard has 21 undergraduate alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, bringing the total to 204 of alumni who have served overseas since 1961. Following Howard on the list were Morehouse College, which had eight volunteers, and Spellman College, which had five. 

“This is the second year in a row we have been the top producer,” said Harold Scott, Ph.D., interim director of Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center. “We are very proud of this achievement. We have worked hard to raise the profile of Peace Corps among our undergraduates.”

Peace Corps volunteers serve 27 months abroad working in areas such as, education, community health, economic development, youth development and agriculture. Volunteers return from service as global citizens and receive support from the Peace Corps in the form of career services, graduate school opportunities, advantages in federal employment, readjustment allowances, and loan deferment and cancellation opportunities.

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