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Wake Forest moves up on Peace Corps list

January 17, 2007

Wake Forest University has moved up four spots to number seven on the Peace Corps’ list of small colleges and universities with the most Peace Corps volunteers.

Wake Forest currently has 21 graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers. 

Since the Peace Corps was founded, 174 Wake Forest alumni have served as volunteers.

The university placed 11th on the 2006 list.

Schools are ranked according to the size of the student body.  Small schools are those with fewer than 5,000 undergraduates; medium-size schools are those with 5,001 to 15,000 undergraduates; and large schools are those with more than 15,000 undergraduates.

The Peace Corps announced the new rankings Jan. 16.  To view the entire “Peace Corps Top Colleges 2007” list, visit the Peace Corps Web site at

Press Contacts:

Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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