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Aaron WilliamsStony Brook University is proud of our 20-year relationship with Peace Corps. Peace Corps representatives have recruited on campus every semester, through job fairs, information sessions, panels, presentations, and career preparation activities with students, as well as meetings with faculty and advisors.

In 2012 then-Director Aaron Williams visited Stony Brook to meet with our president, Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., and other SBU leaders, as well as speak to students, faculty, and staff about Peace Corps’ rich history of global ambassadorship, and his vision to expand global service for an increasingly diverse American population.

From 2015-2019, we hosted a Peace Corps Campus Recruiter (PCRO) in residence: Helen Jolly (Guatemala), and Delicia A. Kamins (Cape Verde Islands), both Peace Corps alumnae, and SBU graduate students created a permanent presence for Peace Corps on campus, further raising the visibility of this global service program.

In Fall 2020, Stony Brook launched the Peace Corps Prep program.

Peace Corps Prep Program at Stony Brook University

An undergraduate certificate program that helps students to build the competencies needed to be successful Peace Corps Volunteers.

The Peace Corps have identified four core competencies that are critical to the intercultural fieldwork Peace Corps Volunteers do.

Peace Corps Prep programs create frameworks for you to build these four competencies, integrating coursework with hands-on experience and professional development. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a certificate from the Peace Corps—and a competitive edge when applying for Peace Corps service.

*While participation in the Prep Program won’t guarantee selection into Peace Corps, it will strengthen a candidacy.

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Advisory Board 

  • Merlissa  Alexandre
    Merlissa Alexandre 
    Undergraduate Student Orientation Leader
  • Lissett Angamarca
    Undergraduate Student Peace Corps Ambassador
  • Pablo Calvi
      Pablo Calvi
    Associate Professor School of Journalism
  • Cheryl Chambers
      Cheryl Chambers
    Associate Dean & Director of Multicultural Affairs Division of Student Affairs
  • Joan Dickinson
      Joan Dickinson
    Director, Community Relations Office of Community Relations
  • Georges Fouron
      Georges Fouron
    Faculty Director, International Studies Department of Africana Studies
  • Taylor Hogan
      Taylor Hogan
    Residence Hall Director Campus Residences
  • Mariam Isack
      Mariam Isack
    Director, International Academic Programs International Academic Programs
  • Delicia Kamins
    Delicia Kamins
    PhD Student Department of Philosophy
  • Robbye Kinkade
      Robbye Kincaid
    Clinical Assistant Professor Health Sciences
  • Kamazima Lwiza
      Kamazima Iwiza
    Associate Professor School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Maria Millazzo
      Maria Milazzo
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Scholars Program School of Nursing
  • Margot  Palermo
      Margot Palermo
    Director Business Honors Program College of Business
  • Sophie Raynard-Leroy
      Sophie Leroy
    Institute for Globalization Studies Director, Associate Professor College of Arts and Sciences
  • Thomas Woodson
      Thomas Woodson
    Assistant Professor Department of Technology and Society
  • Anastasia Zannettis
      Anastasia Zanettis
    Assistant Dean and Director Undergraduate Colleges