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Eckerd College Ranks 19th in Peace Corps' Southeast Region Top Schools List
With 128 alumni having served in the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961, and 10 currently overseas, Eckerd College is ranked No. 19 on Peace Corps' Southeast Region ranking of Top Twenty-Five Colleges and Universities producing Peace Corps Volunteers.
The list ranks 250 undergraduate schools throughout the six-state region, including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. Eckerd College also ranks 8th among all schools in Florida. The top ranked regional school is the University of Florida with 97 currently serving.
Peace Corps provides graduates with an opportunity to positively serve America by serving others in 77 different countries. Peace Corps helps students jumpstart their career - in 2010, Peace Corps was formally ranked by undergraduate college students as the #1 Most Ethical Employer to meet their career goals (Universum Data).
Click on the following names to read about the Peace Corps experiences of Eckerd alumni:
Coral Bass '06
Sadie Funk '06
Matt Flege '06
Dan Niebler '05
Michael Dirks '03
Megan Horst '02
About the Peace Corps
President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961, by executive order. Throughout 2011, Peace Corps is commemorating 50 years of promoting peace and friendship around the world. Historically, more than 200,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of 139 host countries. Today, 8,655 volunteers are working with local communities in 77 host countries. Peace Corps volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment.