Westfield native receives national teaching fellowship



The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has announced that Brooke Mix, 22, a native of Westfield, is one of 54 fellows selected for this year’s Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship.

A 2012 graduate of Carthage College majoring in biology, Mix was a college lab assistant, an undergraduate researcher in innovative arthritis treatment for dogs, a dean’s list student and a member of the college athletics honor roll. She also starred on the women’s golf team, where she scored a hole-in-one twice.

Mix, like each of this year’s Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows, will receive a $30,000 stipend to complete a special intensive master’s program at one of the four partner universities – IUPUI, Ball State University, Purdue University or Indiana University. Mix will take her fellowship to Purdue University.

Every fellow then makes a commitment to teach for at least three years in a high-need urban or rural school in the state of Indiana that has committed, along with the partner university, to provide ongoing professional support and opportunities for continued study.

Today’s 20,000 Woodrow Wilson Fellows include 13 Nobel Laureates, 35 MacArthur “genius grant” recipients, 14 Pulitzer Prize winners, two Fields Medalists in mathematics, and many other noted scholars and leaders. In addition, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation can help fellows find out about requirements for National Board Certification – for which fellows will be eligible after three years of teaching.

While a student at Westfield High School, Mix set records on the golf team for lowest nine-hole and lowest 18-hole scores her senior year. She was also a National Honor Society member, honor student, four-year member of the women’s basketball team and a member of the track and field team her sophomore year.


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