50 Years of Peace Corps: 218 Hamilton Volunteers
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
February 8, 2012
The Peace Corps recently celebrated its 50th anniversary and noted that since 1961, 218 of its volunteers have been Hamilton graduates. Most recently Kerry Coughlin ’11, Megan Bumb ’10, Jane Fieldhouse ’10 and Elijah Lachance ’10 served in the Peace Corp ranks.
According to its website, Peace Corps “volunteers serve in 76 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, the Pacific Islands and the Middle East. Peace Corps Volunteers live, learn, and work with a community overseas for 27 months, providing technical assistance in six program areas: education, youth and community development, health, business and information and communications technology, agriculture and environment.”
Some Hamilton graduates in the Peace Corps were profiled in the 2007 Alumni Review article “From the Hill to the World.”