Clay York ’21 and Langley Sebastian ’23 are the most recent Pioneers to volunteer for service in the Peace Corps. Both credit professor Steve Hess for sparking their interest in the program. With placements in western Africa, they look forward to this unique opportunity to build bridges between disparate cultures.
Transylvania students on Tuesday learned about the transformative service opportunities offered by the Peace Corps when they met with a panel of returned volunteers.
Stephen Hess, a Transylvania political science professor, has become a national spokesman for keeping the Peace Corps in China after it was recently announced the program would be ending there.
William Burriss ’13 grew up in a family dedicated to service. So the ideal of working for the greater good has been ingrained in him since an early age.
Members of Transylvania’s Peace Corps Prep program engage with Lexington community partners like Habitat for Humanity.