Connecticut College recently honored three members of the community with the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Awards, conferred each year on those who exemplify and uphold the legacy of Dr. King's work.
Connecticut College's Career Enhancing Life Skills(CELS) department will host a Peace Corps Information Session on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 210 of Blaustein Humanities Center. Presenting will be President Leo I. Higdon Jr. and his wife Ann - who were Peace Corps volunteers in Malawi from 1968 to 1970 - and Peace Corps Recruiter Kathy Fidler. They will share personal accounts of their Peace Corps experiences and information about the application, approval and volunteer process. Connecticut College is a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers, with more than 200 alumni volunteering for the Peace Corps since its founding in 1961. In 2011, the College ranked No. 13 on the Peace Corps' annual list of top volunteer-producing small colleges and universities. "The College has had a deep connection to the Peace Corps and we're excited to open this event to the public so we can share that connection and introduce the wonderful work of the Peace Corps to members of the community," said Joe Hayes, associate director of CELS recruiting. "Perhaps our efforts will inspire someone to become a volunteer." The information session is free and open to the public. For more information, call the CELS office at 860-439-2004.