Nine African-American College Students Win Teaching Fellowships

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has announced its list of 25 recipients of the 2007 Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color. All of the fellows have just completed their junior year of college. Students who are elected fellows participate in a summer project this year which involves direct teaching experience. Fellows must agree to teach in the public schools for three years after they graduate from college. Each fellow receives $22,100 over a five-year period.

Nine of this year’s recipients are African Americans. Here are this year’s African-American winners and the colleges at which they are enrolled.

Shayla Adams (Wellesley College)
Nicole Golden (Howard University)
Bianca Baird (Spelman College)           
Ayesha Jeter (Howard University)
Thalia Ann Bethel (Pace University)           
Brence Pernell (Duke University)
Corvena Francis (City College of N.Y.)           
Kisha Woods (Spelman College)
Jodi Gajadar (Williams College)