Denison graduates join Teach for America
Date of Event: May 27, 2011
Posted: May 27, 2011
Service to others is a key principle of a Denison University education. Ten recent graduates have put that principle in the forefront of their lives as they head to work in low-income communities for Teach for America.
Ryan Brechbill, interim director of Denison career services said, “As one of the most competitive and sought-after organizations in the country, Teach for America has identified Denison as a place with rich talent. The organization is drawn to our students because of their high academic achievement, varied leadership roles and their strong desire to contribute their talents in schools across the country.”
According to their website, Teach For America is a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors and career interests who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. In its 21st year, Teach for America corps members number more than 8,200 and reach more than 450,000 students in 39 low-income regions across the country.
• Dan Crawford, from Columbus, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry and will teach in Chicago.
• Ellen Fugate, from Columbus, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental studies and will teach in Denver.
• Zach Goldman, from Blue Ash, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and will teach in Atlanta.
• Ruth Jones, from Westerville, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and will teach in the San Francisco Bay Area.
• Tom Mitchell, from Durham, N.C., graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/anthropology and will teach in the Appalachian region of eastern United States.
• Simon Mont, from Rockville, Md., graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and will teach in the delta area of Mississippi.
• Kim Oshita, from Cincinnati, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and sociology/anthropology and will teach in Baltimore.
• Shavely Peralta, from Methuen, Mass., graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and Spanish and will teach in Miami.
• Lauren Sabo, from Chagrin Falls, Ohio, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology/anthropology and will teach in Denver.
• Hannah Stevenson, from Cary, N.C., graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and Spanish and will teach in Denver.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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