2012 Tech Graduate Picked for Peace Corps

Steven Sola, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology from Arkansas Tech in 2012, has been selected to serve as a Peace Corps volunteer and will depart for Indonesia in April 2013.

According to a news release from the Peace Corps West Coast recruitment offices, Sola will begin training as an English education volunteer upon his arrival in Indonesia.

“I wanted to go on a big adventure after college, along with helping people at the same time,” said Sola in the Peace Corps news release announcing his selection. “I didn’t want to settle down immediately after college. I look at the Peace Corps as something that will help me develop well into the future, as well as give me some interesting stories to tell.”

Following a period of immersion into the Indonesian culture, Sola will live and work with area residents for two years.

The Peace Corps first established operations in Indonesia in 2009. There are currently 66 volunteers on the ground in that nation and more than 8,000 Peace Corps volunteers serving in 76 countries around the globe.

Sola, who grew up in Concord, Calif., and currently resides in Benicia, Calif., was selected to “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.” at Arkansas Tech in 2012.

He was the 2011-12 Arkansas Tech Student Activities Board executive of the year.

Sola’s campus involvement also included serving as assistant editor of the Arka Tech student newspaper, as president of the Quidditch Club and as an officer for Alpha Phi Omega and the Vegetarian Club.

A member of the Dean’s List in multiple semesters, Sola has worked as a resident assistant in the Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life during his time as an undergraduate student.



  1. What a great honor!

  2. Steven Sola says:

    What a cool guy!

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