Pitzer College Students Awarded Teach for America Fellowships

Claremont, Calif. (December 12, 2011) — Pitzer College students Stephanie Migdail ’12, Laura Silverberg ’12, Sarah Surrey ’12 and Elisha Whitman ’12 were awarded Teach For America positions for fall 2012.

Migdail, an English & world literature major and economics minor, will teach in Las Vegas, NV.

Silverberg, a double major in environmental studies and anthropology, will teach in Chicago, IL. She was also selected as an Amgen Fellow, which awards 50 math/science majors across the country annually, to receive additional funding, technology and resources for her classroom.

Surrey, a double major in Spanish and English & world literature, will teach in Newark, NJ.

Whitman, a double major in Africana studies & international/intercultural studies, will teach in Los Angeles, CA.

Teach for America is a national teacher corps of outstanding recent college graduates, graduate students and professionals who commit two years to teaching in in urban and rural public schools to help bridge the educational gap for students living in low-income communities. Teach For America is highly competitive and this year marks the largest concentration of Pitzer students ever awarded.

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