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College of Science & Mathematics

On the Path to Education


For some recent graduates, the wealth of opportunities available after college is overwhelming, leaving them unsure of where and when to flex their talents and education. Some are moving on to a graduate education to broaden their minds and others are entering the work force in their particular field. For three College of Science and Mathematics alumni however, they are doing something a little bit different.

Part of the Inaugural Class of 50 Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellows, announced by Chris Christie on June 10, Timothy Pilla (’11), Daniel Klehamer (’14) and Drew Favat (’14) are three out of the four Rowan alumni to be selected from CSM.

“With today’s announcement, we are reaffirming our commitment to investing in teacher talent with a new pipeline for recruiting highly qualified teaching candidates and training them so they can generate the greatest positive learning outcomes for our children,” said NJ Governor Chris Christie.

Fellows will receive $30,000 to complete a specially designed master’s degree program based on a yearlong classroom experience from The College of New Jersey, Rowan University, Montclair State University, William and Patterson University and Rutgers University-Camden; they will commit three years to teaching in urban and rural Schools that need strong Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics teachers.

CSM congratulates its alum on their hard work and dedication not only for their time at the College, but also to their commitment to sharing their education.

With the announcement, New Jersey becomes one-in-five states to participate in the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships.

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