Binghamton University on Peace Corps’ annual top colleges ranking
BINGHAMTON, NY -- Binghamton University, State University of New York, is again ranked on the Peace Corps’ top 25 list of major volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the nation. Ranked at number 15 among the top 25 medium-sized schools, Binghamton University has more alumni serving in the Peace Corps than any other SUNY campus.
“These rankings are a reflection of Binghamton University’s commitment to global awareness and service learning,” said President Lois B. DeFleur. “Our students are regularly recognized for their humanitarian efforts and we are proud that this commitment to service extends for many of them, after they graduate.”
Since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961, over 230 Binghamton University alumni have joined its ranks, serving in countries around the world, including Botswana, Cape Verde, Guatemala, Mongolia and Ukraine. Current service projects include health education and sanitation projects, science, environmental and English teaching assignments, business advising and development activities, and community development initiatives.
Other schools that made the Peace Corps rankings for medium-sized schools include George Washington University; Cornell University; the College of William and Mary; and the University of Notre Dame.
View the entire Top Peace Corps Universities and Colleges 2009 list.
View photos provided by Grant Tse, a Binghamton University graduate currently serving the Peace Corps in the Philippines.