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.