UW-Madison generates most Peace Corps workers

Morning sunlight shines on Bascom Hall as pedestrians walk across Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during spring on March 29, 2012.
Morning sunlight shines on Bascom Hall as pedestrians walk across Bascom Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during spring on March 29, 2012. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The University of Wisconsin-Madison has the most alumni currently volunteering in the Peace Corp according to the organization’s annual school rankings.

The university has produced a lot of Peace Corps volunteers throughout its history and held the top spot from 2001 to 2006. UW-Madison is back on top this year with 90 alumni serving overseas.

Since the Peace Corps was founded in 1961, a total of 3,112 UW-Madison alumni have served abroad, second only to the University of California, Berkeley.

Acting Peace Corps Director Carrie Hessler-Radelet came to the Madison campus to make the announcement Tuesday.

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