News Release: School of Public Health

Sep. 7,  2011

Peace Corps Celebrates 50 Years With a Special Program at Emory

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Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and the Peace Corps


A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps with the event, "Honoring Our Public Health Legacy, Inspiring Future Generations," co-sponsored by Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) and the Atlanta Area Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

The event will include a discussion with current Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams and a panel session with key public health professionals who have served in each of the decades of Peace Corps’ history.


Thursday, September 8, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins Auditorium, 1518 Clifton Road, Atlanta 30322


In a special feature of the 50th anniversary celebrations, the Peace Corps and RSPH will sign a partnership agreement for the school to join the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, a graduate school initiative — including financial aid and career-building internships — reserved especially for returned Peace Corps volunteers.

As part of the new program, Fellows will participate in internships serving international refugee populations in the local Atlanta community.

MEDIA NOTE: Peace Corps director Aaron Williams and other officials will be available for interviews.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service.

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