This year for the first time ever, Loyola University Chicago enters the Peace Corps’s list of top 25 medium-sized universities nationwide producing Peace Corps volunteers. Loyola ranks an impressive No. 17 with 26 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, an increase from 18 volunteers recorded in the field the previous year.  Loyola also now ranks fourth in the state for Peace Corps volunteers this year. Since Peace Corps was founded in 1961, 418 Loyola alumni have served in the Peace Corps. For the full story on the Peace Corps’s college rankings, click here.

In addition to the ranking, the Peace Corps’s regional recruiting office has announced that Regional Recruiter Kendrall Masten, who served in Zambia, will host a Peace Corps Week Information Session on the Loyola campus. The session will occur on Monday, February 27, at 6 p.m., in the Quinlan Life Science Center, room 312.