Contact: Jill MacIntyre Witt, Western Washington University Peace Corps campus representative, at 360-650-3017 or firstname.lastname@example.org
BELLINGHAM – Western Washington University graduate Samantha Russell will share her experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer working in environmental resource management in Fiji from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Academic Instructional Center West room 204 on Western’s campus.
Western Washington University has a strong legacy with the Peace Corps. Since 1961, 885 alumni have served with the agency and 73 are currently serving overseas, ranking Western number one in the nation among medium-sized universities.
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 210,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 8,073 volunteers are working with local communities in 76 host countries. The Peace Corps’ mission is to promote world peace and friendship, and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries.
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