Larsen Hails WWU as Top Peace Corps Source in 2013

Feb 5, 2013 Issues: Education

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today hailed the news that more alumni from Western Washington University currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers than from any other medium-sized college in the nation. Western Washington University is one of three Washington state schools to hold the top ranking in their respective categories, the Peace Corps announced today.

“Western students have long shown a commitment to public service, so it comes as no surprise that so many alumni have committed years of their lives to help communities around the world,” Larsen said. “We should all be proud that so many Western alumni are working to improve lives and are spreading the good name of our university, state and country. Go Vikes!”

There are currently 73 Western alumni serving in the Peace Corps. The University of Washington leads large colleges with 107 volunteers and Spokane’s Gonzaga University leads small colleges with 24 volunteers.