It has just been officially announced that Mount St. Mary's Lorena (Sinoi) Mataalii and Kenia Rosa, both liberal studies majors, are two of 25 Fellows selected for the inaugural cohort of the Woodrow Wilson-Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color (WW-RBF).
The 25 WW-RBF Fellows were chosen through a competitive selection process. Each Fellow was nominated by one of the program's 25 university partners. All are graduating seniors with GPAs of 3.0 and above.
Established in 1992 by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), the Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color were created to help recruit, support, and retain individuals of color as public education teachers and administrators. In January 2009, RBF transferred the program to the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, where it has become part of a suite of Teaching Fellowships that seek to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most.
We are proud of our undergraduate students here at the Mount, many of whom take preliminary credentialing courses alongside their graduate peers. Congratulations Sinoi and Kenia!