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Five Furman grads enlist with Teach For America

Photo courtesy of Teach For America
Photo courtesy of Teach For America

Five Furman University graduates have begun teaching with Teach for America (TFA), a selective national nonprofit organization that places college students and recent graduates in high-need classrooms across the country.

The alumni are:

Heather Ayer of Frankfort, Ky.
Ayer is a political science and French major who graduated with the Class of 2015. She is teaching in Houston, Texas.

Kristin Fennegan of Harlingen, Texas
Graduating in May 2015 as a political science and communications studies major, Fennegan is teaching in the Rio Grande Valley (Welasco, Texas).

Joseph Killian of Oakmont, Pa.
Killian is a 2013 chemistry graduate who is teaching in Roxbury, Mass.

Adam Lilly of Elon, N.C.
A 2015 sociology graduate, Lilly is teaching in Charlotte, N.C.

Shelby Price of Bradenton, Fla.
Price is a 2015 sociology graduate who is teaching in Lake City, S.C.

In the classroom, teachers work in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. During the two-year commitment with Teach for America, these teachers or “corps members” are part of TFA’s mission to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence. More about TFA may be found at

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at (864) 294-3107.

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