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Pizza with the Peace Corps

Each year, members of the Peace Corps pursue vital service opportunities in countries all around the world, making a difference in the lives of countless individuals that’s both meaningful and long-lasting.

On Monday, Feb. 10, students who are interested in joining the Peace Corps, or would like to know more about the organization, are invited to attend a “Pizza with the Peace Corps” conversation at 5:30 p.m. in Trinity 305. The information session will feature campus recruiter Dove Russo and Shanelle France ’11, who recently returned from her service program Lesotho.

France and Russo will discuss various service opportunities and ways to get involved with the Peace Corps upon graduation. Students also will have the chance to ask any questions they have about serving with the Peace Corps.

Appointments for one-on-one meetings with Russo will also be made available at half-hour intervals prior to the event. Students should e-mail for an appointment. Russo will return to campus on April 10 for additional one-on-one meetings with students.

Established in 1961, the Peace Corps sends thousands of volunteers around the world each year to work in important fields such as business, technology and health to help improve the lives of those they serve. With a focus on education, sustainability and restoration, Peace Corps members serve in a specific area for two years with the goal of making a lasting impact on their respective communities.

HWS alums have been serving with the Peace Corps in a variety of capacities over the years and often return to campus to share their experiences with current students. Recently, Philip Goldman ’10 and Katie Serock ’12 returned to campus to reflect on their Peace Corps experiences in Panama. Both have deemed their volunteer work as a life-changing experience.

Student who are interested in getting more information about the event or who would like to set up an appointment with a Peace Corps recruiter, should e-mail     

The photo above features Shanelle France ’11.