Peace Corps Week 2015



The University of Arizona celebrated fifteen years of Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows service and capacity building in southern Arizona.  Visitors joined us in exploring service abroad and at home.

Peace Corps Information Session: Learn how to apply for U.S. Peace Corps
Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
UA Student Memorial Union, Agave Room
Campus Recruiter: Anna Steeves-Reece, UA Career Services
Percentage Night with Desert Doves
Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Southern Arizona
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Borderlands Brewing Co.
119 E. Toole Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

All RPCVs, Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows (current and alumni), Desert Doves, and friends of RPCVs and Fellows are invited. Proceeds will benefit Peace Corps Partnerships Projects funded by the Desert Doves.

Peace Corps Fair
Friday, February 27, 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
University of Arizona Student Memorial Union, North Ballroom
1303 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721

Meet 140+ Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, tour the world, visit a Pacific island village, an African market, or a Latin American bus station. Ask questions and enjoy the sights, sounds, and stories gathered while living 27 months abroad in another culture.

  • Visit with the Peace Corps recruiter and learn how and when to apply to Peace Corps.
  • Find a local volunteer opportunity! Meet representatives from area organizations that host Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows and AmeriCorps members.
  • Learn about University of Arizona academic programs that host Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows.

Special guests include Cathryn L. Thorup, Ph.D., Director, U.S. Peace Corps Office of Strategic Information, Research and Planning,  and Performance Improvement Officer.

The fair is free, family-friendly, and fun; a reception is included. Special passports available for children. Curricular materials available for graduate teaching assistants and teachers. Light refreshments served.

Visitor parking is available in UA Garages and metered street parking.


Telling Your Story: A Storytelling Workshop
Friday, February 27, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
UA Student Memorial Union, Rincon Room
1303 E University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Meleia Egger, U.S. Peace Corps Third Goal Program Specialist

Open to all students and RPCVs. Join in this free, interactive workshop on crafting your core story. Excellent for anyone seeking to speak with a non-academic audience, for crafting personal statements, or polishing your Peace Corps story!

Peace Corps Fellows and Alumni Dinner
Friday, February 27, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
La Cocina Restaurant, Upper Patio/south end (outside dining)
201 N. Court Avenue, Tucson, AZ
For all current Fellows, Fellows alumni, and family.
Symposium: Life Called. How far have they gone?
Saturday, February 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
University of Arizona Cancer Center, Kiewit Auditorium
1515 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ
UA surface lots are open on weekends at no cost.
Life called, how far have they gone? The global influence, innovations, and inspiring careers of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will showcase research and community engagement from the past 15 years.
Special guests include:
  • Helen Lowman, Associate Director, U.S. Peace Corps Office of Volunteer Recruitment and Selection,
  • Cathryn L. Thorup, Director, U.S. Peace Corps Office of Strategic Information, Research and Planning
  • Meleia Egger, Third Goal Program Specialist
  • Former Peace Corps Country Directors and Alumni Guests

Continental breakfast and luncheon provided.

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