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Peace Corps Official Visits Kent State University

Posted Oct, 13, 2010

Brian Melman, supervisor of operations in the Peace Corps’ placement office, will talk to Kent State students about opportunities in the Peace Corps on Thursday, Oct. 28, in the Kent Student Center, room 317. Melman will discuss opportunities both as an overseas volunteer and as a government employee.

“I am excited that Brian Melman will speak here—at a time when finding a job is nearly impossible, using the Peace Corps as a part of an overall strategy for students to gain practical experience overseas is a smart move,” said Sandra Morgan, Kent State’s Director of Outreach Programs.

Morgan said that students could potentially use the experience as a part of their graduate studies, maybe have some federal student loans forgiven and join the ranks of many distinguished Americans.

Melman will talk about why now is the best time to join, what the responsibilities of the volunteers are, where are the possible locations volunteers can serve and how to apply to the Peace Corps. He will also discuss what skills are in high demand, the selection process and life after Peace Corps.

Melman has been with Peace Corps since 2008. He currently serves as the supervisor of operations for the Office of Placement. Prior to that, he was a program analyst, helping to design the agency's 50+ Initiative. He also served as acting manager of the Office of Diversity Recruitment and National Outreach. Before joining Peace Corps, Melman taught English and marketing at two U.S. colleges. He holds master’s degrees in public administration and English. He served as a university teacher and teacher-trainer as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine from 2004 to 2006.

For more information, contact Sandra Morgan at 330-672-8986 or

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Media Contacts:
Sandra Morgan,, 330-672-8986
Emily Vincent,, 330-672-8595