BACK ON TOP FOR PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS
We've always thought it was just kind of cool that
the University of Wisconsin-Madison was always one
of the top sources in the country for Peace Corps
volunteers. The UW held the top sport from 2001 to
2006 and has been among the top 10 school since then.
And this year it is again number one.
There are currently 90 UW alumni serving as Peace
Corps volunteers overseas. Since the Peace Corps was
created in 1961 a total of 3,112 UW-Madison alumni
have served, second only to Berkeley. We think it
says something about the culture of service on campus
that UW has produced so many Peace Corps volunteers.
Of course that's a meaningful contribution to the
well-being of the communities served, but it also
prepares the volunteers to be global citizens and
we can always use more of those.
UW-Madison is tops in a number of categories for
which we are proud. But the Peace Corps is something
special. Congratulations to the UW, the Division of
International Studies and the volunteers themselves
for distinguishing themselves and us in such an honorable