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UNC Sends 77 Volunteers To Peace Corps In 2006

Recruiters with the Peace Corps had signficant success in 2006 in finding volunteers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The school ranked eighth among U-S colleges and universities with the most volunteers with 77. It finished just behind the Universities of Oregon and Texas, which had 78. Michigan State University was ninth with 71 volunteers.

The University of Washington had the most alumni serving in the
Peace Corps in 2006, moving past longtime Number One recruiter the
University of Wisconsin at Madison. The volunteer agency announced
this week that Washington had 110 volunteers.

Wisconsin was next at 106 with the University of Colorado third at 100.

The University of Michigan was fourth. It's there that future President John Kennedy first announced plans for the Peace Corps in 1960.


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