Marlboro College partners with Peace Corps

Graduate teaching programs to offer Coverdell Fellowships to returning volunteers

MARLBORO — Marlboro College announced last week that all of its graduate teaching programs have been approved to partner with the Peace Corps as part of the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

The Coverdell program will offer significant financial assistance for returning Peace Corps volunteers choosing to attend Master of Arts in Teaching programs at Marlboro College Graduate and Professional Studies.

“As someone with a keen appreciation of the value of both Peace Corps service and a Marlboro education, I am especially pleased with this new partnership,” said Kevin Quigley, president of Marlboro College, in a news release.

Quigley served as a Peace Corps volunteer himself, as a Peace Corps country director in Thailand, and as president and CEO of the National Peace Corps Association, before coming to Marlboro.

“This new partnership is a perfect way for Peace Corps volunteers to build on their skills and experience with a Marlboro education that will prepare them well to shape a purpose-driven life,” Quigley said.

The Coverdell Fellows Program offers returned Peace Corps Volunteers the opportunity to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching through one of the three graduate teaching programs at Marlboro College: Teaching with Technology, Teaching for Social Justice, and TESOL.

The Coverdell program offers financial support to fellows and allows returned volunteers to gain valuable professional experience through internships in underserved communities in the U.S.

“Marlboro is a community of servant leaders who care about making a difference in the world and growing personally and professionally as leaders,” said Travis Hellstrom, co-chair of management programs at Marlboro, who also served as a Peace Corps volunteer.

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