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Peace Corps

Life is calling. How far will you go?

Welcome! The Peace Corps can provide you the opportunity to serve others, learn another language, develop new skills, and have the adventure of a lifetime. There are also great benefits, such as student loan deferment, 48 paid vacation days, and a $6000+ bonus! Interested? Read on to learn more.

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Rebecca Roeder

Campus Representative

Roeder served in the Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Peru from 2016 to 2018. Her primary projects included working with families with children under three on proper nutrition, early childhood stimulation and hygiene practices. She also worked with the local school to implement a teen leadership program, promote healthy decision-making and teach sex education. 

She is available to answer questions for interested students, assist with the application process, as well as provide classroom and club presentations. Her office hours will be 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, or by appointment. Drop-ins are welcomed and encouraged.

She serves to recruit students from all colleges with special emphasis on the College of Agriculture and the College of Education. Roeder welcomes students from all areas to learn more about the Peace Corps process. Roeder grew up in Frankfort and holds bachelor's degrees from K-State in Spanish and communications sciences and disorders.

Contact Info:
148 Berney Family Welcome Center
705 N. 17th Street
Manhattan, KS 66506-3412