Join the RPCVSO for a Potluck on April 17th

On April 17th, the Returned Peace Corps Volunteer Student Organization will be having a potluck at Preciado Park. The park is located at 208 Gregg Street and is south of campus. There are picnic areas, fields, and play areas for the kids. Bring some food, and join us!

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ACES Fellows conduct In-Class Presentations about Peace Corps

Blake splitting a coconut

As part of the promotion efforts of the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps, Fellows/USA students Blake Stogner, Myoko Pattalena, and Austen Moore conducted two in-class presentations to fellow students in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. Presentations included background about Peace Corps, a description of significant experiences of the three returned volunteers, and the preparation and tasting of traditional foods from Blake, Myoko, and Austen’s host countries. Many good questions were asked, and a good time was had by all.

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Las Cruces Global House Party a Success

On February 26th nearly 50 RPCV’s got together at the house of Dr. Connie Falk for the Las Cruces Global House Party. There were former volunteers from all over the globe and representing all decades of Peace Corps. Attendees brought food from their host countries, everyone had a great time, and it was an excellent opportunity for the Las Cruces Peace Corps community to meet and get to know each other. All in all, the event was a huge success!

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March is officially Peace Corps Month!

In recognition of Peace Corps 50th anniversary, March 2011 has been declared Peace Corps month for both the state of New Mexico and the city of Las Cruces. Governor Susana Martinez has signed an official state-wide proclamation celebrating the contributions of the Peace Corps and its volunteers. The city of Las Cruces followed suit, with the Las Cruces City Council making a similar proclamation. Thanks to our local and state legislators for their recognition of Peace Corps and its contributions to the world over the past five decades.

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Peace Corps Week is Almost Here

March 1st marks the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, and in recognition NMSU is implementing Peace Corps Week from February 28th to March 4th. There is a lot going on, so please help us celebrate by getting involved in the following activities:

Global House Parties (2/26 at 6:00 pm)
Las Cruces – Hosted by Connie Falk ( to RSVP)
Ruidoso – Hosted by Lydia Radosevich ( to RSVP)

Peace Corps Table at the Corbett Center (3/3 from 9:30 am – 2:15 pm)
We will be passing out information about Peace Corps and answering questions.

Panel Discussion March 4 at Mountain View Co-Op Community Room (3/4 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
We will be talking about Peace Corps with a panel of RPCVs discussing their experience and answering questions.

March 6 at Peace Corps Talk and Video at the Unitarian Universalists Church (3/4 at 10:00 am)

For more information or to help out, contact Paty Hernandez at

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Welcome to the Peace Corps at NMSU blog!

Welcome to the all new Peace Corps at NMSU blog. On this site we will provide an opportunity to keep up with all pertinent news, get to know our Fellows and Master’s International students, and learn more about the Peace Programs through the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences and the College of Health and Social Sciences at New Mexico State University. Look for more information and posts as the site develops.

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