Recruiters Bring Peace Corps to HBCUs and MSIs Throughout Mississippi

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Peace Corps recruiters Natalie Felton and Stephanie Wade made their way across Mississippi to visit historically black colleges/universities and minority serving institutions.

Peace Corps recruiters Natalie Felton and Stephanie Wade recently wrapped up the first Peace Car tour of minority serving institutions and historically black colleges and universities throughout the Mississippi area.

The educational tour, which began Oct. 13, made stops at Tougaloo College, Mississippi State University, Coahoma Agriculture High School, Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Alcorn State University, Belhaven University, and Jackson State University in an effort to reach qualified, underserved communities.

“The true inspiration for this tour derived from wanting to reach and share the possibility of Peace Corps as a postgraduate or post-retirement opportunity with diverse groups,” Felton said. “This led to personalized and intimate conversations with students on a career path that could take their collegiate experience overseas.” Continue reading “Recruiters Bring Peace Corps to HBCUs and MSIs Throughout Mississippi”

Aurora University Announces New Peace Corps Prep Program

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Students at Aurora University will volunteer with the community as part of their new Peace Corps Prep Program.

The Peace Corps and Aurora University (AU) have announced a new partnership that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career.

AU students will be able to apply to the new Peace Corps Prep program for enrollment in the fall 2016 semester.

“Students today have a passion for service and are interested in not just imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it,” said Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. “Through the Peace Corps Prep program, students at Aurora University can develop skills specifically targeted to Peace Corps service and careers in the international development and service communities.”

Students in Aurora’s Peace Corps Prep program will build hands-on experience and leadership skills while completing courses focused on gaining intercultural and foreign language competencies. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a signed certificate from the Peace Corps.

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“We believe Aurora University is a special institution, and at the heart of our mission, we aim to help students discover what matters, discern how they can help positively shape their communities, and then challenge them to build their lives around it,” said Amir St. Clair, director of servant leadership at AU and coordinator of the Peace Corps Prep Program. “The Peace Corps Prep Program strengthens and enhances Aurora University’s mission by seeking to help students understand their vocation and its impact globally. We are excited that AU students will have the opportunity to partner with the Peace Corps, and start building their lives around the virtues of positive social impact, leadership, and global service.”

AU’s Peace Corps Prep Program is partnered with the leadership department, although non-leadership students are welcomed in the program as well. The program allows students to satisfy their major and program requirements through a variety of course options. All students will complete courses in four focus areas: work sector training, foreign language, intercultural and leadership and professional development.

Those interested in learning more about the Peace Corps Prep Program at AU should contact Amir St. Clair at astclair@aurora.edu.

Purdue University Announces New Peace Corps Prep Program

Peace Corps and Purdue University announced a new partnership that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career.

Purdue University students will be able to apply to the new Peace Corps Prep program for enrollment beginning in the fall semester of 2016.

“Students today have a passion for service and are interested in not just imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it,” said Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet. “Through the Peace Corps Prep program, students at Purdue University can develop skills specifically targeted to Peace Corps service and careers in the international development and service communities.” Continue reading “Purdue University Announces New Peace Corps Prep Program”

Murray State University Announces New Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps and Murray State University are proud to announce a new partnership that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career.

Murray State University is the first college in Kentucky to offer the Peace Corps Prep program, and will begin accepting students for enrollment beginning in the 2016 fall semester.

“Students today have a passion for service and are interested in not just imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Through the Peace Corps Prep program, students at Murray State University can develop skills specifically targeted to Peace Corps service and careers in the international development and service communities.” Continue reading “Murray State University Announces New Peace Corps Prep Program”

Kenyon College announces new Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps and Kenyon College have announced a new partnership that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career.

Kenyon College students will be able to apply to the new Peace Corps Prep program for enrollment beginning in the fall semester of 2016.

“Students today have a passion for service and are interested in not just imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Through the Peace Corps Prep program, students at Kenyon College can develop skills specifically targeted to Peace Corps service and careers in the international development and service communities.” Continue reading “Kenyon College announces new Peace Corps Prep Program”

UW- Eau Claire announces new Peace Corps Prep Program

The Peace Corps and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have announced a new partnership that will offer students a unique combination of undergraduate coursework and community service that prepares them for an international career.

“Students today have a passion for service and are interested in not just imagining a better world, but rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it,” Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet said. “Through the Peace Corps Prep program, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students can develop skills specifically targeted to Peace Corps service and careers in the international development and service communities.” Continue reading “UW- Eau Claire announces new Peace Corps Prep Program”

Peace Corps Prep students at Wittenberg University pack, send nutritional meals to malnourished orphans in Lesotho

Wittenberg students work on building a house in Lesotho.
Wittenberg students work on building a house in Lesotho.

Led by their professor who himself served as a Peace Corps volunteer, students in Wittenberg University’s Peace Corps Preparatory Program are using their skills and commitment to service to make a difference in the lives of children in the southern African nation of Lesotho.

A dozen Wittenberg students, half of them enrolled in the Peace Corps Prep program, are partnering with the non-profits Pack Away Hunger and Touching Tiny Lives to feed 3,000 malnourished children in Lesotho for three years. To launch the project, Wittenberg is hosting its first packing event Nov. 14 to prepare 60,000 meals in two hours, said Dr. Scott Rosenberg, who is Wittenberg’s Peace Corps Prep chair and a professor of African history. Continue reading “Peace Corps Prep students at Wittenberg University pack, send nutritional meals to malnourished orphans in Lesotho”