The Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning (CCESL) will sponsor two upcoming events for students to learn more about the Peace Corps. Both information sessions with be facilitated by Anne Tatarsky, the regional Peace Corps recruiter and former volunteer.
“HWS was ranked fourth among top producing small schools for the Peace Corps,” says CCESL Director Katie Flowers. “There has always been a wonderful synergy between HWS and the Peace Corps and we’re glad to have Anne return to campus twice this semester to help students think through how the Peace Corps might fit into their career choices.”
The first session, which will focus on service and education, will take place from 5 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 21 in Merritt 100. The program will cover how soon-to-be graduates can maximize their curricular goals as they prepare for Peace Corps service. All class years are welcome to attend.
The second information session will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28 in Trinity 310. The session will focus on agriculture and interests overlapping with environmental studies. Tartarsky will discuss farmland management, the effect of urban development on rural areas, and other agricultural concerns in regions where Peace Corps volunteers work.
Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, more than 200 alums from HWS have served as volunteers, including 12 alums currently volunteering.