Archives 2011-2012

News Archives 2011-2012

U.S. Department of State Official Blog

Recent graduate Andrew Gall was sworn in by Secretary of State John Kerry to be a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Guatemala.

"The Peace Corps Response program recruits professionals with significant technical expertise for short-term, high-impact assignments. The small group in the Secretary’s inaugural swearing-in reflected the growing diversity of volunteers...This is the first group of Response Volunteers to collaborate in the USAID and Peace Corps partnership to support food security in Guatemala, which started in September 2012.  This partnership supports the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative, which aims to assist millions of vulnerable women, children, and family members – mostly small-scale farmers – to escape hunger and poverty."


First Lady Visits Tucson

Arizona Daily Wildcat, May 2, 2012, Brittny Mejia

  Mathias Pollock (back row/far left), UA Coverdell Fellow and UA Wildcat Corps AmeriCorps member, met Ms. Obama along with other volunteers at Tucson Village Farm.



Will Ferguson / Arizona Daily Wildcat First lady Michelle Obama arrived at the Tucson International Airport on Monday, where she was greeted by youth.

Peace Corps Fellows Awarded National Fellowships and Honors

Congratulations to Katherine Silvester, a doctoral student in Rhetoric, Composition and the Teaching of English who has been awarded a Fulbright for research in Nepal for 2012-13. Julianne Hammink, a doctoral student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching has received a FLAS fellowship to study indigenous languages in Oaxaca. Elizabeth Funsch, a first-year Fellow in Latin American Studies, has also received a FLAS. MPH student Jessamnyn Bowling will conduct an internship in Cambodia, and MPH student Emily Hotchkiss will conduct an internship in Mozambique. (5/4/12)

Library Dean Recognized Nationally

Carla Stoffle receives award for Peace Corps work, 20 years with UA

Arizona Daily Wildcat, April 27, 2012, Brittny Mejia

Seeking Water from the Sun

Aired on KUAZ Arizona Public Media on April 22, featuring research that Fellows' alum Bryan Moravec did on the Navajo Reservation.

A Top 15 Peace Corps University

As of January 2012, the University of Arizona has once again received a high ranking on the annual list the Peace Corps releases indicating the nation's top producers of the organization's volunteers.

With 71 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, the UA ranks 13th among all large U.S. universities, earning the spot as Arizona's top producer.