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Spelman Ranked No. 2 among Peace Corps Top Volunteer-Producing HBCUs

April 2017

Peace CorpsFor the fourth straight year, Spelman College is ranked No. 2 on the Peace Corps list of top volunteer-producing historically Black colleges and universities.

According to the agency’s announcement of 2017 rankings, this is the sixth consecutive year that Spelman has placed among the top five HBCUs in the nation. Currently, 11 Spelman alumnae are volunteering abroad in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Rwanda, Togo, Zambia and Guinea.

Since 1961, 94 Spelman alumnae have served as Peace Corps volunteers. In addition, Spelman appeared on the Peace Corps’ national list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities, ranking No. 7 among small undergraduate schools. As part of its efforts to raise awareness and build a more inclusive volunteer force, the Peace Corps has been sponsoring recruitment stops at HBCUs. Last fall, the agency visited Spelman as part of its East Coast HBCU Tour.