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June 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Logan Daily: Logan Native Awarded Teaching Fellowship

The Logan Daily News reported May 29 that Marilyn Hayden ’13, a Plant Biology major in Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences, has been named a 2013 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellow.

Hayden completed her undergraduate education at OU this year with a degree in biological sciences and a computer science minor. She also is a certified biology tutor and an undergraduate research assistant. She graduated from Logan High School in 2009.

The fellowship is awarded to outstanding recent college graduates in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine. About 220 people have been awarded the fellowship since it started in 2010.

Sanford said one of the main focuses of the program is getting help to high-need urban and rural schools.

“It’s hard to get highly qualified teachers in rural schools,” Sanford said, adding that rural schools have an especially hard time attracting math and science teachers.

Hayden said she had not considered teaching until about her junior year at OU.

“I was going to go to medical school, but I wanted to stay in science. I [worked as a teaching assistant] and tutored a lot and decided to go into teaching. I’m very excited to start. I could even be in Logan, which would be cool,” Hayden said.

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