Bellamy Receives Honorary Degree From Her College

Carol tells this story about how she decided to join the Peace Corps. As a senior at Gettysburg College in 1963 she fell asleep while studying in the college library. Waking late at night in the dark, she found herself locked inside the library. She spent the time reading and one of the items she found, was information on the ‘new’ Peace Corps. By dawn’s early light, she had decided to join the Peace Corps.

She went to Guatemala as a health volunteer, had her own radio program teaching health, then came back to New York and became a lawyer, state senator, investment banker, and in 1994 the first RPCV Director of the Peace Corps. After that she was appointed head of the United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), and now is a college president.

On Sunday, May 17, she returned to her college to receivean honorary degree along with Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt of Washington, D.C.

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