Morgan State University today announced its successful bid to establish a Peace Corps Recruiting Office on campus. MSU is now part of the mid-Atlantic region of the Peace Corps, a consortium including institutions in Maryland, Virginia, D.C., West Virginia and North Carolina.
Dr. Elizabeth Gunn, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Coordinator of the Peace Corps Program, will be supervise the Campus Recruiter and coordinate the Peace Corps Program at Morgan State. She is looking to grow Morgan’s program to eventually lead the field of HBCU’s in producing quality volunteers to promote world peace and friendship.
According to Peace Corps data, “the top three HBCU producers of Volunteers serving since Peace Corps inception are Howard University with 170, Morehouse College with 72 Volunteers, and Texas Southern University with 71 Volunteers. Since 1961, a total of 1,794 HBCU graduates have served as Peace Corps Volunteers. Their scope of work varies from education, business, and health to environment, agriculture, and urban development projects. Peace Corps Director Tschetter said, ‘Historically Black Colleges and Universities continue to provide the Peace Corps with a capable and diverse group of Volunteer candidates. They represent the best of America as they apply their education and skills as Volunteers around the globe.”
Morgan’s Peace Corps program will host an official information session on April 18 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in Banneker Hall Room 112.