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July 1, 2014 at 9:20 am

Math, Biology & History Alumni Named 2014 Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows

Four Ohio University recent graduates—three of them from the College of Arts & Sciences—have been named 2014 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows.

The Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need Ohio secondary schools.

The following Ohio University recent alumni are 2014 Woodrow Wilson Fellows:

Elizabeth Crook | Sugar Grove, OH | Will attend: Ohio University
Undergraduate college, class, and major: Ohio University ’14, Mathematics
Tutor, mathematics; musician, pianist; counselor, summer camp ministry, supervising children and directing teen counselors; advisor, 4-H, developing life skills of youth.

Kevin Hardin | Lakewood, OH | Will attend: John Carroll University
Undergraduate college, class, and major: Ohio University ’07, mechanical engineering
Dean’s List student; member, engineering honor society; recipient, academic scholarships; tutor, university level; volunteer, inner city co-op bike shop; mechanical designer, commercial vehicle company; mechanical designer and co-op participant, mechanical designs for automotive company, working directly with aerospace, medical, and military customers.

Kyle Heckler | Ashville, OH | Will attend: Ohio University
Undergraduate college, class, and major: Ohio University ’12, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Research technician, Missouri herpetology field crew; research technician, biological studies in Maryland and Kentucky; orientation leader; Dean’s List student; fundraising chairman, college waterski and wakeboard team; participant, undergraduate research immersion program; member, national honors fraternity.

Justin Robe | Athens, OH | Will attend: Ohio University
Undergraduate college, class, and major: Ohio University ’14, Mathematics/History
College math/calculus tutor; private math tutor, grade school through high school; assistant youth soccer coach; assistant high school mock trial coach; legal clerk, family law practice; Dean’s List student and recipient, multiple awards/scholarships; service volunteer, campus organizations; avid reader.

See the complete list of fellows.

The Teaching Fellowship is administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and is funded with the support of the State of Ohio through the Office of the Board of Regents of Higher Education. Additional support comes from the George Gund Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation, GAR Foundation, The Battelle Fund at the Columbus Foundation, and Battelle Memorial Institute. Leadership from the Governor’s office is also a key part of the program.

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