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Winthrop Alumna Receives 2013 KSTF Teaching Fellowship

Winthrop alumna Sharon Jenkins '11 has received a prestigious 2013 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) Teaching Fellowship.

A native of Gastonia, N.C., Jenkins earned her B.S. in biology in 2011. She is pursuing her M.A.T. at Winthrop, and she aspires to work in a high-needs school after graduation.

KSTF Teaching Fellowships address the recruitment, training, and retention of exceptional science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teacher candidates, with the aim of improving STEM education in the nation by building a stable, sustainable corps of STEM teacher leaders. KSTF Teaching Fellowship applicants participate in a rigorous screening process. With only 15 percent of the applicant pool being chosen, fellowship recipients represent some of the top talent in the nation.

For more information about the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation, headquartered in Moorestown, N.J., visit http://www.kstf.org.

Posted 9/2/2013