February 7, 2011

JHU among top producers of Peace Corps volunteers

Johns Hopkins has risen on the Peace Corps’ Top 25 list of small schools (less than 5,000 undergraduates) producing Peace Corps volunteers. With 22 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, Johns Hopkins is No. 6 in the rankings.

Since the program’s inception, 640 Johns Hopkins alumni have served in the Peace Corps, which was launched in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy to spearhead progress in developing countries and promote friendship between the American people and others throughout the world.