Evergreen named as one of top 25 schools in nation for Peace Corps

January 15, 2005

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Evergreen State College has been named to the list of "Top Producing Colleges and Universities" for the Peace Corps.

Evergreen was listed as 21st in the nation among small colleges and universities for alumni involvement in the Peace Corps. The small college and university category includes four-year schools with enrollments under 5,000.

The designation comes as 18 Evergreen graduates are currently serving the citizens of the developing world in the Peace Corps.

In a letter to Evergreen President Thomas L. Purce, Peace Corps Director Gaddi H. Vasquez said that Evergreen graduates have made a tremendous contribution to the Peace Corps and the world - and the new ranking reflects the high caliber of students who attend The Evergreen State College. "The Peace Corps and Evergreen State College have developed a significant relationship over the years," Vasquez says.

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