March 28, 2018
When Michael Bucy ’01 founded UNC Dance Marathon in 1999 as a student, he hoped to alleviate some of the burdens for patients and families of UNC Children’s Hospital. “Having a sick kid is a...Read More
March 20, 2018
UNC’s School of Medicine has regained its No. 1 ranking in primary care nationally among schools, degree programs and specialty areas newly ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 edition of “America’s Best Graduate...Read More
Feb. 28, 2018
Seventy Carolina alumni are serving in the Peace Corps, bringing UNC back into the organization’s top five volunteer-producing colleges and universities list. Since the Peace Corps’ inception, 1,338 Carolina alumni have served in the program....Read More
UNC ranks sixth on the Peace Corps‘ Top 25 list of large schools producing Peace Corps volunteers, with 78 alumni currently serving. Since the Peace Corps’ inception, 1,092 Carolina alumni have served in the Peace Corps.
Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams will speak at the University at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 in the FedEx Global Education Center.
The Peace Corps ranks its top volunteer-producing schools annually according to the size of the student body. Small schools have fewer than 5,000 undergraduates, medium-sized schools have 5,000 to 15,000 undergraduates and large schools have more than 15,000 undergraduates. The rankings are calculated based on fiscal year 2009 data as of Sept. 30, 2009, as self-reported by Peace Corps volunteers.
Currently, there are 7,671 Peace Corps volunteers serving in 76 host countries around the world. A college degree is not mandatory for service. Relevant experience in areas such as education, health, business, IT, environment and agriculture, however, is required.
In 2009, the Peace Corps received more than 15,000 applications, an 18 percent increase from 2008. That was the largest number of applications since the agency began electronically recording applications in 1998. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment.