Congressman John Garamendi

Representing the 3rd District of California
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Congressman and Mrs. Garamendi Congratulate UC Davis Aggies for their Exceptional Peace Corps Service

February 11, 2014
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC- A new report shows that UC Davis is a leading university in public service, ranking 19th among large colleges in the number of undergraduate alumni volunteers in the 2014 Peace Corps Service.

“UC Davis encourages strong ethics and develops students into leaders with great integrity,” the Garamendis said. “This creates extraordinary Peace Corp Volunteers that are extremely successful in their field service and beyond.”

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Farifield, CA) and his wife Patti Garamendi, former Associate Director to the Peace Corps, began their marriage as Peace Corps Volunteers in Ethiopia. Three of their children served in the Peace Corps. The Garamendis are delighted that so many UC Davis Alumni have also embarked on this profound experience to promote international relief and development in service to their country.

Most Peace Corps Volunteers hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. As the Associate Director, Mrs. Garamendi founded the Peace Corps Master’s International to integrate a master’s degree with overseas service.

For more information on UC Davis’s role in the Peace Corps click here.

For more information on the Peace Corps click here.

For more information on the Peace Corps Master’s International click here