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Peace Corps’ roots part of UTEP’s mission of service

By on June 15, 2014

Texas Western College (TWC) was selected in 1961 to host the first training of U.S. Peace Corps volunteers because it was desegregated, and it fit in with the campus' legacy of service.


Returned Volunteers Eager to Share Benefits of Peace Corps

By on February 21, 2014

UTEP’s Returned Peace Corps Volunteers have teamed up to promote the mission and benefits of the Peace Corps at the University.

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Day 5: A Tradition of Service

By on December 27, 2013

The first class of Peace Corps volunteers trained on campus. Today service permeates student life in and out of the classroom.

Day 16: Peace Corps starts at TWC

By on December 16, 2013

  Today is Day 16 in the Countdown to UTEP’s Centennial Year. In March 1961, President John F. Kennedy established a volunteer organization that sent Americans to other countries to promote peace and mutual understanding. In August of that year,

Texas Western College and the Peace Corps: Part II

By on June 8, 2012

(To read Texas Western College and the Peace Corps: Part I, click here) The Tanganyika (now Tanzania) Peace Corps project, for which forty-four volunteers had done their training at Texas Western College, instantly became a point of pride for the school.

Texas Western College and the Peace Corps: Part I

By on May 31, 2012

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy initiated the Peace Corps program which challenged college students to serve their country in the name of peace by working and living in some of the world’s developing countries. That same year, Texas Western