Sterling College Student Matt Jaderston Accepted into the Peace Corps
February 7, 2011
Determining what direction to take after graduation can be a tough experience for a college senior. For Sterling College student Matt Jaderston, his future is no longer a mystery as last month he found out he has been accepted into the United States Peace Corps. Jaderston is an English major from Sterling, Kan., and is the son of Dean and Julie Jaderston.
Jaderston first heard about the organization from a friend and decided to apply. "A friend of mine has been serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala" said Jaderston. "I was looking for a way to go overseas without raising a bunch of money, and from his experience, I knew the Peace Corps was a solid option." Though having gone on several missions trips during his time at Sterling College, Jaderston desired an opportunity to gain the full exposure of living in another culture.
The Peace Corps, officially established in 1961, began when then Senator John F. Kennedy challenged students at the University of Michigan to serve their country in the cause of peace. Since then, over 200,000 volunteers have served in the Peace Corps in 139 host countries. There are currently over 8,0