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Peace Corps Week celebration March 4

March 2, 2010

Did you know that Colorado State University was the first university in the United States to have a Peace Corps office on campus? That CSU is currently ranked 15th in the nation for number of volunteers serving overseas? And that 26 CSU students are waiting to go on Peace Corps missions as soon as they graduate this May? Join us in celebrating those who've dedicated themselves to the Peace Corps mission on Thursday, March 4 at 11:30 a.m. in Lory Student Center, Room 203-205.

Thursday, March 4
11:30 a.m.
Lory Student Center
Room 203-205

Celebrate those who've served 

Hello friends of Peace Corps, next week is National Peace Corps Week, a time in which we honor the Americans who've dedicated a part of their life to international service with the Peace Corps.

You are invited to stop by and celebrate with us in the Lory Student Center, Room 203-205 on Thursday, March 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Everyone is invited!

Short presentations by returned volunteers

There will be several short presentations by some returned Peace Corps volunteers, as well as information, handouts, and some free stuff, too. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Thank you so much, and we look forward to celebrating Peace Corps with you!

Did you know...?

  • CSU was the first university in the United States to have a Peace Corps office on campus
  • CSU is currently ranked 15th in the nation for number of volunteers serving overseas, and 26 more are in the queue, waiting to head out from 2009/2010 graduates
  • Peace Corps is celebrating 49 years of service since its inception in 1961
  • Peace Corps volunteers currently serve in 67 countries worldwide, working in the fields of agriculture, environment, business, youth development, health, and education
  • CSU offers four master’s international programs, offering international graduate studies incorporated with Peace Corps

Mission of the Peace Corps

The mission of Peace Corps volunteers is to serve their country in the cause of peace by living and working in developing countries.

  • Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women
  • Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served
  • Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans

Sponsored by the Office of International Education.


Contact: Elliot Cooper
E-mail: pcorps@lamar.colostate.edu