What do an Extension 4-H coordinator, a biology professor, and a tobacco cessation.specialist have in common? They all served in the Peace Corps before joining the WVU community, and they’ve all spoken to WVU Today about their experiences as volunteers. Students interested in volunteering with the Peace Corps can learn more at upcoming information sessions:
WVU is holding a Peace Corps Information Session at the Career Services Center in the Mountainlair on Friday (March 4) from noon to 1 p.m. Anyone interested in learning more about the program and the organization is encouraged to stop by.
In honor of the Peace Corps 50th anniversary, Morgantown Mayor and former Peace Corps volunteer Bill Byrne declared March 2011 Peace Corps Month. He will speak at Friday’s information session.
Another public awareness forum will be held in Charleston at the Civic Center from 1-3 p.m. on March 12.
If you’re interested in combining Peace Corps service with graduate education, visit WVU’s Peace Corps Master’s International program site.