Medina, Ohio, native begins Peace Corps service in Indonesia

Ryan Flynn, 29, of Medina, Ohio, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Indonesia March 14 to begin training as a secondary English education volunteer. Flynn will make a difference teaching basic to intermediate English and providing enrichment learning opportunities through extracurricular and non-formal community activities.

“I joined Peace Corps for the ability to take two years and do something meaningful with my life,” Flynn said. Continue reading “Medina, Ohio, native begins Peace Corps service in Indonesia”

Loyola University places on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings

Loyola alum Jacqueline Dulude of Hamilton, Ohio, began serving as an English education volunteer in August 2013 in Nicaragua.
Loyola alum Jacqueline Dulude of Hamilton, Ohio, began serving as an English education volunteer in August 2013 in Nicaragua.

CHICAGO – For the fourth year in a row, Loyola University has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing midsized colleges and universities across the country. The school ranks No. 24 with 13 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers.

Since the agency was created in 1961, 450 Loyola graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers. Continue reading “Loyola University places on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings”

Meet your Peace Corps Midwest Regional Recruiter: Rok Teasley

Name: Rok Teasley
Country of Service: Moldova, 2005-08
Assignment: Organizational Development/Social Work
Recruitment Territory: Chicago Continue reading “Meet your Peace Corps Midwest Regional Recruiter: Rok Teasley”

Loyola University places on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings

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Peace Corps Volunteer Brian Andrus in Tanzania.

CHICAGO – For the third year in a row, Loyola University has earned a spot on Peace Corps’ annual list of the top volunteer-producing midsized colleges and universities across the country. With 18 alumni currently serving overseas as Peace Corps volunteers, the school ranks No. 16, up two spots from last year.

Since the agency was created in 1961, 444 Loyola graduates have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers. Continue reading “Loyola University places on Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools rankings”

Liberty Township, Ohio, resident begins Peace Corps service in Nicaragua

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Jacqueline Dulude, 21, of Liberty Township, Ohio, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Nicaragua August 13 to begin training as an education volunteer. Dulude will live and work in a community to teach English as a foreign language to high school students.

“I was motivated by the idea of showing my gratitude for all I have been blessed with in life — a wonderful family, education, opportunity for travel — through service to those who have less,” Dulude said. “I was also attracted by the possibility of living in a foreign country, being able to immerse myself fully in another culture and language for an extended period of time and becoming a part of that community.” Continue reading “Liberty Township, Ohio, resident begins Peace Corps service in Nicaragua”

Marion, Ill., resident begins Peace Corps service in Kyrgyz Republic

Maximilian Martini, 24, of Marion, Ill., has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for the Kyrgyz Republic April 19 to begin training as an education volunteer. Martini will make a difference teaching English as a Second Language in public schools and training teachers throughout the local community where he lives and works.

Martini has always been attracted to community building and service; he installed freshwater wells in Malawi with the Marion Medical Mission last October.

Martini is the son of Gayla Martini and a graduate of Marion High School in Marion, Ill. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago with a degree in English and secondary education in 2011.  Continue reading “Marion, Ill., resident begins Peace Corps service in Kyrgyz Republic”

Sioux City, Iowa, resident begins Peace Corps service in Senegal

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Hannah Macfarlane, 23, of Sioux City, Iowa, has been accepted into the Peace Corps and will depart for Senegal March 6 to begin training as a health volunteer. Macfarlane will make a difference working with her community to facilitate behavior change to address nutrition problems, malaria, and HIV/AIDS awareness education among vulnerable groups.

Macfarlane is the daughter of Jeff and Holly Macfarlane and a graduate of West High School in Sioux City, Iowa. She graduated from Loyola University in Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in international studies in 2012.  Continue reading “Sioux City, Iowa, resident begins Peace Corps service in Senegal”