Agnes Scott and Emory’s ranked for alumni’s international involvement

Posted by Mary Margaret Stewart February 23, 2018

Looking across the quad at Agnes Scott College. Photo by Photo by DAVID ILIFF. License: CC-BY-SA 3.0

Emory University and Agnes Scott College landed a spot on the Peace Corps’ 2018 list of Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities.

Agnes Scott ranked as number 10 on the list of small colleges and universities, schools with fewer than 5,000 students. From their student body, 13 alumnae are actively volunteering all across the world.

Emory ranked as number 11 on the list of medium colleges and universities. This year marks the university’s eighth consecutive year on this list, and there are currently 22 alumni volunteering for the Peace Corps.

“As Peace Corps Volunteers, recent college and university graduates foster capacity and self-reliance at the grassroots level, making an impact in communities around the world,” Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley said in a recent press release. “When they return to the United States, they have new, highly sought-after skills and an enterprising spirit that further leverages their education and strengthens their communities back home.”

In addition to Emory’s rank for Peace Corps volunteers, the university earned another worldly title. Emory was deemed “a top producer nationally of students and recent alumni who receive U.S. Fulbright awards,” currently totaling 11 students to receive the Fulbright award.

The Fulbright award gives students and alumni the opportunity “to teach or conduct research abroad.”

To find out more about the university’s Fulbright winners, visit:

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