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OLD DOMINION RANKS AMONG TOP PRODUCERS OF PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS

Old Dominion University ranks among the top 25 Peace Corps volunteer producing universities and colleges in the Mid-Atlantic region, according to Peace Corps officials.

Ten 1999 graduates from Old Dominion are now serving in the Peace Corps, working to fight hunger, bring clean water to communities, teach children, start new businesses, and stop the spread of diseases.

"These Old Dominion graduates will be welcoming the new millennium in their country of service," said Peace Corps recruiter Alexandra Stanat. "The Peace Corps and Old Dominion share a strong relationship. We hope to continue this spirit in the months ahead as we work to recruit a new generation of volunteers."

Throughout the 38-year history of Peace Corps, 89 Old Dominion alumni have volunteered in the areas of education, health, business, agriculture, engineering and environment, contributing to the development of 134 countries.

Established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps expects to have more than 7,000 volunteers serving in 79 countries this fall.

This article was posted on: September 2, 1999

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