WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Peace Corps announced that Arizona State University (ASU), ranked No. 22 among large schools on the agency’s 2016 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. There are 33 Sun Devil alumni currently volunteering worldwide. This year, ASU leads all Arizona schools in producing the most Peace Corps volunteers.
“The Peace Corps is a unique opportunity for college graduates to put their education into practice and become agents of change in communities around the world,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Today’s graduates understand the importance of intercultural understanding and are raising their hands in record numbers to take on the challenge of international service.”
Alumni from more than 3,000 colleges and universities nationwide have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961, including 1017 alumni from ASU. The school has ranked in the top 25 undergraduate schools for four consecutive years. Sun Devil alumni also hold the No. 36 spot overall for all-time highest volunteer-producing schools. There are currently 114 volunteers who have served in the Peace Corps from the state of Arizona.
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