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Willamette Ranks Third Among Peace Corps Top Producers

Willamette University ranks No. 3 on the Peace Corps' top 25 list of small undergraduate schools producing Peace Corps volunteers, moving up six spots from last year.

With 27 alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Willamette ranks behind only the University of Chicago and Gonzaga University among colleges and universities with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates.

Since the Peace Corps' inception in 1961, 275 Willamette alumni have joined its ranks, making Willamette one of the Peace Corps' top 200 all-time producers of volunteers in a list of nearly 3,000 schools of all sizes.

To read more about the rankings, visit http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=resources.media.press.view&news_id=1291.

01-14-2008