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Searching for Peace Corps volunteers for March celebration

January 27, 2011

The University's strong history of providing volunteers and support to the Peace Corps can be traced to the organization's beginnings. CSU researchers Pauline Birky-Kreutzer and Maury Albertson, answering President John F. Kennedy's famous call to service, published in 1961 one of the original feasibility studies that led to the creation of the Peace Corps.

Maury Albertson helped research and publish one of the original feasibility studies that led to the creation of the Peace Corps.Colorado State University will embrace its strong history of Peace Corps participation in March as the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the service organization. As part of those preparations, the Office of International Programs is looking for members of the University community who are former volunteers.

Peace Corps volunteers wanted

If you are a former Peace Corps volunteer, please share your experience with us via this form.

Strong history of service

The University's strong history of providing volunteers and support to the Peace Corps can be traced to the organization's beginnings. Colorado State researchers Pauline Birky-Kreutzer and Maury Albertson, answering President John F. Kennedy's famous call to service, published in 1961 one of the original feasibility studies that led to the creation of the Peace Corps.

Colorado State consistently ranks in the top 15 volunteer producing universities and colleges. According to the most recent 2009 ranking, CSU is 15th in the nation among all universities and colleges for the number of alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers.

Peace Corps master's degrees offered

In addition to traditional Peace Corps service, Colorado State offers Peace Corps master's degree programs in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Warner College of Natural Resources, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, and Department of English.

Some 8,655 Peace Corps volunteers are serving in 77 host countries around the world. Since its inception, more than 200,000 volunteers have served in 139 countries.

CSU's Peace Corps office is located in the Office of International Programs, second floor of Laurel Hall on the main campus, and can be reached at (970) 491-7706.


Contact: Emily Wilmsen
E-mail: Emily.Wilmsen@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-2336