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THE NAMES OF THE 62 PEACE CORPS TRAINEES of Colombia I, the first group to enter training for the Peace Corps, are inscribed on a commemorative plaque that was unveiled on November 6, 2010 at Rutgers University’s  Hegeman Hall where the first Peace Corps training took place.

The unveiling was part of a celebration of that first Peace Corps training program — and training group — that brought to the campus 250 returned Peace Corps Volunteers and friends, as well as Philip Furmanski, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of Rutgers University (whose daughter was a PCV), and Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Deputy Director of the Peace Corps, both of whom spoke at the unveiling.