Gustavus in Top 10 of Peace Corps Rankings

Posted on January 15th, 2009 by

With 18 alumni currently serving abroad in the United States Peace Corps, Gustavus Adolphus College has earned a top 10 ranking from the Peace Corps for the number of 2008 volunteers.

Gustavus ranked 10th on a list of the nation’s small colleges and universities, which includes schools with less than 5,000 undergraduate students. The University of Chicago topped the list with 35 alumni volunteers. Other schools in the top 10 included Dartmouth College, Oberlin College, Middlebury College, Macalester College, and St. Olaf College.

Erin Luhmann ’08 is one Gustavus graduate currently serving in the Peace Corps. Luhmann is serving 27 months in Kyrgyzstan, teaching secondary English. You can follow Luhmann’s experience on her blog at

More than 195,000 people have volunteered in 139 different countries since the Peace Corps was established in 1961. Click here to view the entire rankings for 2008.


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