UW-Madison volunteers make global impact


MADISON- The state’s top university is spreading it’s impact globally. The University of Wisconsin-Madison turns out more Peace Corps volunteers than any other college or university nationwide.

According to Madison.com 

Laura Linde has taken the Wisconsin Idea south of the border, and the children in a small village in Nicaragua couldn’t be happier.

Linde, a 2014 chemistry and environmental studies graduate from UW-Madison, is one of 87 alumni currently serving in the Peace Corps, making the state’s flagship school the top volunteer-producing college or university in the country.

This is the third year UW-Madison has placed in the top five for Peace Corps volunteers, coming in second in 2016.

“Public service is a proud tradition at UW-Madison, and our partnership with the Peace Corps is one longstanding example,” said Chancellor Rebecca Blank in a university news release on Tuesday.

“Not only do our graduates make meaningful contributions in communities around the world, they gain valuable knowledge and leadership skills that will remain with them for a lifetime,” Blank said. “It is truly the Wisconsin Idea in action.”

For more information on UW’s tradition of service, visit Madison.com

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