At Texas Western College, the first cohort of Peace Corps volunteers trained for surveying, geology, and civil engineering-related projects in Tanganyika (now Tanzania). Texas Western professors Dr. Clyde Kelsey, Dr. William Strain, and Dr. W.H. Timmons were involved in training Peace Corps members. The Tanganyika Project group graduated from Peace Corps training on August 20, 1961. The Peace Corps credits the Texas Western College group as the first to complete its training. After graduation at Texas Western, Tanganyika Project Peace Corps members were sent to Puerto Rico for additional training. They also completed training once they were in Tanganyika.