Peace Corps Director Spahn visits Colorado State University

Over the course of the day, more than 120 students, staff, alumni and community members came to campus to welcome Carol Spahn and to honor the Peace Corps. Colorado State University has a long history with the Peace Corps, dating back to 1961 when researchers Pauline Birky-Kreutzer and Maurice Albertson published one of the original feasibility studies that led to the creation of the organization dedicated to international development and cooperation.

The largest event included more than 90 guests, who were able to hear more about current affairs and the future for the Peace Corps during a facilitated dialogue between Spahn and KUNC’s Stephanie Daniel.

Peace Corps Director Carol Spahn visits Colorado State University. April 24, 2023

Another highlight involved students from across campus, who were able to learn more about Spahn’s international career path and opportunities with the Peace Corps.

Thanks to CSU’s commitment and the generosity of several donors, CSU has most of the funding needed to fully construct the CSU Peace Corps Tribute Garden, which is planned west of the Lory Student Center Theatre. Some anonymous donors recently committed to doubling the amount of each gift, up to $10,000, but more help is needed. Those interested in supporting the Peace Corps can give through CSU’s Day of Giving on Thursday, May 4, or through the Peace Corps giving page.

Laura Thornes (left) and Carol Spahn at site of future Tribute Garden

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