IU Southeast to host 50th anniversary celebration of Peace Corps

23rd February 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (Feb. 23, 2011) – Indiana University Southeast is hosting a 50th anniversary celebration of the Peace Corps next week.

Three IU Southeast faculty members and two IU Southeast alumni who served in the Peace Corps will hold a panel discussion at noon, Tuesday, March 1, in the IU Southeast Library.

President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order creating the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. Since then, more than 200,000 volunteers have served in 139 countries around the world.

Panelists at the IU Southeast anniversary celebration include:

  • William Sweigart, an IU Southeast associate professor of English who served in Liberia
  • Kyle Forinash, an IU Southeast professor of physics who served in Ghana
  • Peter Galvin, an IU Southeast associate professor of geosciences who served in Cameroon
  • Andrew Homan, a 2003 IU Southeast graduate who served in Tonga         
  • Frederick Allen, a 2005 IU Southeast graduate who served in Niger 

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the IU Southeast College Democrats and Students for Diversity.

TAGS: , ,