Peace Corps Names UMW in U.S. Top 15

With 10 alumni volunteering around the world, UMW is once again a Peace Corps top-producing institution.

Mary Washington took the 15th spot among U.S. schools with fewer than 5,000 students. The distinction marks the 11th consecutive year UMW has made the Top 25. More than 260 Mary Washington alumni have served the Peace Corps since its 1961 inception.

“There is a longstanding tradition of Mary Washington students involving themselves in public service and in their local communities,” said Center for International Studies Director José Sainz, who helped launch UMW’s Peace Corps Prep program in fall 2017.

“Serving in the Peace Corps is the next logical pathway for those who seek to make a difference in the world.”

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