Butler University president salutes Peace Corps volunteers using their education to make a difference

James M. Danko, president of Butler University in Indianapolis, recognizes and celebrates in this guest blog post the Butler alumni who have made a difference as Peace Corps volunteers.


Butler University President Jim Danko on Butler's campus September 3, 2014.
President Jim Danko

At Butler University in Indianapolis, we are focused on providing our students with transformative learning experiences that prepare them to make a meaningful impact in the world. Butler students benefit from close relationships with faculty and a strong emphasis on community engagement, experiential learning, and international education—all of which ready them for success in a multicultural workforce and global society.

Butler’s unique, hands-on learning approach delivers results — our graduates enjoy a 96 percent placement rate. For most of last year’s class, this meant a traditional, full-time job. For many others, it meant continued study in their field. But for a special few, like 2013 graduate Kelsey Coy, it meant giving back and gaining life experience through a “gap year” program, such as the Peace Corps. Continue reading “Butler University president salutes Peace Corps volunteers using their education to make a difference”

Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Kendrall Masten

Name: Kendrall Masten
Country of Service: Zambia 2005-2007
Assignment: Rural Aquaculture Promotion
Paul D. Coverdell Fellow: Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University Recruitment Territory: Central Indiana Continue reading “Meet Your Peace Corps Midwest Recruiter: Kendrall Masten”

Butler University Peace Corps volunteer is already sharing her Swaziland experience back in the U.S.

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Peace Corps volunteer Kelsey Coy, with students in Swaziland.

Bloomington, Ind., native Kelsey Coy still remembers her joyful, if somewhat bewildered, response to learning which country she’d be moving to as a Peace Corps volunteer after graduating from Butler University in 2013.

“My reaction to my invitation was the initial jumping all over the room, screaming excitement, which was followed closely by: ‘Swaziland? Where the heck is that?’” she said. Continue reading “Butler University Peace Corps volunteer is already sharing her Swaziland experience back in the U.S.”