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Colorado College Recognized for High Number of Peace Corps Volunteers

Colorado College has been recognized as one of the nation's schools with the greatest number of graduates serving in the Peace Corps. CC, classified by the Peace Corps as a small college or university (less than 5,000 undergraduates), currently has 14 undergraduate alumni volunteering. A total of 331 Colorado College alumni have served as Peace Corps volunteers since the organization was founded in 1961. The distinction is appropriate: Colorado College's president, Dick Celeste, was director of the Peace Corps from 1979 to 1981.
As the Peace Corps approaches its 50th anniversary, nearly 200,000 volunteers have served in a total of 139 host countries.

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