Two graduates of the University of North Georgia (UNG), Christy Stromberg and James Herndon, have been selected as two of 36 members of the inaugural cohort of Georgia's Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship.
Governor Nathan Deal announced the selections in June; each fellow receives $30,000 to complete a master's degree program preparing them specifically to teach in high-need secondary schools. The programs will be offered during the 2015-16 session at Columbus State University, Kennesaw State University and Piedmont College.
Stromberg, who is from Cumming, will attend Piedmont College. She earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from UNG in 2010.
Herndon, who is from Calhoun, will attend Kennesaw State University. He earned a bachelor's degree in physics from UNG in 2014.
In return for their fellowship, all fellows agree to teach for three years in urban and rural New Jersey schools that are in need of strong teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Georgia joins Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio as Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship states.