Larsen Commends WWU on its Top Peace Corps Distinction

Feb 11, 2014 Issues: Education

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today commended Western Washington University (WWU) for coming in as the leading college in its class as a source of Peace Corps volunteers. With 65 volunteers, WWU is for the second year in the row the top producer of Peace Corps volunteers among medium-sized colleges.

“This distinction reinforces what we already know about Western,” Larsen said. “WWU graduates are exceptional and have a passion for changing the world. I wish these students the best of luck and know they will well represent their university and our country around the world. Go Vikings!”

Western’s 65 volunteers put it well ahead of other universities with between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduates. The rest of the Peace Corp’s 2014 rankings are available here. Gonzaga University ranked first among small colleges and universities and the University of Washington ranked second among large colleges and universities.