Allegheny Recognized for Number of Peace Corps Volunteers

peacecorpsAllegheny College ranks No. 23 on the Peace Corps’ 2013 Top Colleges in the small schools category. The annual list recognizes the colleges and universities in the U.S. that produce the most Peace Corps volunteers. Fourteen alumni from Allegheny College are currently serving overseas. For the past eight years, Associate Director of Career Services Jim Fitch has served as the lead in connecting with the Peace Corps and arranging visits to campus, connecting the recruiter with faculty, securing spaces for presentations and overseeing marketing to promote their visit to our students. Director of Career Services Michaeline Shuman, a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV), mentors our students as they complete their applications and prepare for their interviews.

Recent alumni serving in the Peace Corps include: Sharon Dudek, Shane Downing, Courtney Columbus, Henry Wade, and Sylvia Kauffman.