Saved by the bell! We recently celebrated 30 years of partnership between Teachers College and the Peace Corps, which bestowed the College with a brass bell — which Corps leaders ring across the globe when volunteers conclude their service. The celebration:
– Honored Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe, who alongside their family led the inaugural ringing of the bell in Grace Dodge Hall, for their commitment to the Peace Corps Fellows Program at TC
– Featured remarks from National Peace Corps Director Jody Olson and TC’s Peace Corps Fellows Program Director Elaine Perlman
– Gathered current and former Peace Corps Fellows, who shared reflections of their time at TC and in the Corps
– And marked TC’s ongoing commitment to supporting returning volunteers in their scholarship and pursuit of careers in high-needs schools.