Peace Corps Ranks UMW Among Top-Producing Small Colleges

Taylor Parker '11 (left) is currently serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ghana.

For the 10th year, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington among the nation’s top-producing colleges for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Ranks UMW Among Top-Producing Small Colleges

Chad Chadbourn '06 (right) taught a small business course to high school students as part of his Peace Corps service in Costa Rica

Once again, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington among the nation’s top-producing colleges for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. UMW ranks third on the Peace Corps’ list of small schools or institutions with less than 5,000 undergraduates. Currently, UMW has 21 alumni serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced on Feb. 5. Mary Washington has been named to the Peace Corps’ list of 25 top-producing small schools for the 10th consecutive year. In 2012 and 2011, the university placed No. 1 among schools in the same category, with 30 and 32 alumni serving in the Peace Corps, respectively. In all, 230 Mary Washington alumni have served the 27-month commitment around the world since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961. For Chad Chadbourn ’06, who was a Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica from 2006 to 2008, UMW fosters values and skills that fit well with the Peace Corps’ mission. “Mary Washington really encourages students to go … [Read more...]

Peace Corps Again Ranks UMW First in Nation Among Top Producing Small Colleges

Jennifer Davis'08 served in West Africa

For the second year in a row, the Peace Corps has ranked the University of Mary Washington No. 1 in the nation among small universities for alumni now serving as Peace Corps volunteers. Currently, UMW has 30 alumni serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced on January 20. “I am delighted that our civically minded students and alumni continue to be nationally recognized for their global service,” said UMW President Richard Hurley. Mary Washington has been named to the Peace Corps list of 25 top producing small schools for the ninth consecutive year. In 2011, the university placed No. 1 among small schools or institutions with less than 5,000 undergraduates, with 32 alumni serving in the Peace Corps. In 2010, UMW ranked No. 2 in the same category, with 23 alumni volunteering for the Peace Corps. In all, 245 Mary Washington alumni have served the 27-month commitment around the world since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961. The Peace Corps ranks its top … [Read more...]