For the second straight year, St. Lawrence University ranks No. 1 among small colleges and universities on the Peace Corps’ list of top volunteer-producing colleges and universities.
This is the sixth consecutive year that St. Lawrence has ranked among the top-25 small schools (5,000 undergraduates or less) and the third year in a row that the University has been ranked in the top 5. Since the Peace Corps’ founding in 1961, nearly 300 Laurentians have served abroad as volunteers. There are currently 19 St. Lawrence alumni volunteering in countries around the world.
“St. Lawrence students and alumni strive to make the world a better place for everyone, and one way they accomplish this is through devoting themselves to service opportunities like the Peace Corps,” said Jillian McKernan-Walley ’93, P’21, director of St. Lawrence University’s Career Services office. “The University’s consistent inclusion on the Peace Corps’ list of top schools illustrates how valuable service-learning experiences at St. Lawrence are for our students, and how they translate these experiences into positive actions that benefit the greater global community.”