Lander to present program focusing on the Peace Corps

November 05, 2012
The Peace Corps and requirements for those who might be considering joining will be explored during a presentation at Lander University on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mark and Virginia Pulver, of Greenwood, will lead the discussion and relate their experiences as Peace Corps volunteers in the Ukraine from 2005 to 2007. Topics will include benefits of serving in the Peace Corps, traveling light, learning the culture, dealing with ambiguity, expectations about the job, language and cultural challenges, loneliness, isolation and technology. They will also answer questions.

Lander's Office of Continuing Education and the American Democracy Project are sponsoring the program. Continuing Education coordinator Shelley Grund said, while the Pulvers are not recruiters, the Peace Corps actively recruits volunteers 50 and older, and some medical conditions do not eliminate them from consideration.

The presentation will be held in Room 358 of Lander's Grier Student Center and admission is free.