Preview: Peace Corps to hold interest panel

Preview: Peace Corps to hold interest panel

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Students interested in learning about the Peace Corps can attend an informational panel discussing the experiences of former members. The panel will be led by Jody O’Dell, who returned from Swaziland in July.

Who: The Capstone International Center will be sponsoring the event, which will be led by O’Dell: the University of Alabama’s first Peace Corps Campus Recruiter. She returned from Swaziland where she worked on projects which dealt with HIV education and prevention, community development, and gender equality.The panel is free to attend for all students. 

What: Members of the Peace Corps who served in Swaziland, Guyana and Ukraine will share their personal experiences from their time spent in those countries. Panelists will discuss the initiative of the Peace Corps, provide information about the organization and explain how to join. 

When: Thursday, Nov. 17 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

Where: 3115 Anderson Society Room Ferguson Student Center 

Why: The panel will discuss the values of the Peace Corps through the experiences of those who have served for them and encourage Alabama students to join their legacy. 

“Our work at the forefront of change is turning the world's challenges into shared triumphs,” the Peace Corps website reads. The panel encourages Alabama students to be a part of this initiative. 

Students interested in learning about opportunities through the Peace Corps are encouraged to attend.  Alternatively, students can visit O’Dell during her office hours on Monday from 4:15-6:15 p.m.

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