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Pizza with the Peace Corps

The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) will host a “Pizza with the Peace Corps” information session tonight, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. in Trinity 305. Peace Corps Recruiter Anne Tatarsky, who served in the Dominican Republic from 2008-2010, will join with members of the HWS and local community to discuss their experiences serving in the Peace Corps. 

In addition to Tatarsky, the panel will include co-owner of Billsboro Winery Kim Aliperti, who served with the Peace Corps in Tunisia, and Professor of Economics Alan Frishman P’00, who served in Nigeria. HWS President Mark D. Gearan, the former director of the Peace Corps, will open the event by introducing the panelists.

Panelists will discuss opportunities and ways to get involved with the Peace Corps upon graduation, covering everything from the application process to the different avenues of international service that can be pursued. Attendees will have the chance to ask any questions they have about service with the Peace Corps.

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. In 2015, Amanda Reusch ’15, Emily Surprenant ’15, Anna Dorman ’14 and Nicolas Walker ’13 all began their tenures of service with the Peace Corps.

Tatarsky will be tabling in the Scandling Campus Center from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Students interested in contacting Tatarsky directly can email her at

The photo above features Peace Corps Recruiter Anne Tatarsky.