SU among top 10 producers of Peace Corps volunteers
For the third
straight year, Seattle University is among the top 10 producers of Peace Corps
volunteers among similarly sized institutions. SU is tied for #6 among small
schools, with 15 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.
Since the first
days of the Peace Corps, 357 alumni from Seattle University have traveled
abroad to serve as volunteers.
“We applaud and
thank Seattle University for its ongoing commitment to develop globally aware
volunteers who make a difference through living and working with host country
communities around the world,” said Peace Corps West Coast Regional Manager
“For me, Seattle University was a place that pushed me to turn my critical
thinking from beyond what I was learning in the classroom and examine my own
preconceived notions and ethics,” said Seattle University alumna Marie Vermaas,
a current youth development and life skills counselor volunteer in Jamaica.
“The emphasis at SU on social justice nurtured the sense of community and
responsibility that I had grown up with. The Peace Corps was a natural
next step in furthering my own appetite for new experiences and to be of
service at the same time.”
You can find the complete 2014 rankings of the top 25 schools in each undergraduate category here and a list of the 2013 Top Colleges and Universities can be found here.