Posted by Mark Hendricks
University News Service
Sept. 22, 2008
Jaime Chahin, dean of the College of Applied Arts at Texas State University-San Marcos, has been honored by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund for his work with a program to assist minority students entering the teaching profession.
Established in 1992, the Fellowships for Aspiring Teachers of Color program was created to recruit minority students from universities and colleges nationwide into the teaching profession. Chahin was a founding member of the program’s advisory committee and has continued to serve as an advisor to the program.
He was recognized for his service during the program’s annual summer workshop in New York.
Each year, the fund awards up to 25 fellowships. Eighteen Texas State students have received Rockefeller Brothers Fund fellowships since the program’s inception. Each fellow receives up to $22,000 over a five-year period that ends after completion of three years of public school teaching.
Incoming fellows are required to complete a summer project between their junior and senior years. The summer project is planned jointly by fellows and their faculty mentors.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund was founded in 1940 as a vehicle to combine Rockefeller family philanthropies to better effect.