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Peace Corps honors Lewis & Clark College

October 10, 2007

(Portland, Ore.)—Peace Corps Deputy Director Jody Olsen will visit campus next week to present a plaque to President Tom Hochstettler honoring Lewis & Clark College as a top producer of Peace Corps Volunteers. The reception will be held on Tuesday, October 16 at 3 p.m., at the Manor House. Refreshments will be served.

Lewis & Clark College tied for ninth in the nation among small colleges and universities with the most Peace Corps Volunteers in 2007. The College, which moved up 11 spots in the rankings, has 20 volunteers currently out in the field. Since the Peace Corps’ inception in 1961, 312 Lewis & Clark alumni have served in the organization’s ranks. Peace Corps service requires a 27-month commitment.

The total list of 2007 “Top Producing Colleges and Universities” is available online.

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Vanessa Fawbush
Communications Officer
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