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Angelo State honors graduate garners teaching fellowship

Baxter Krug of DeLeon is one of 28 people nationwide selected for the 2020 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellowship program in Pennsylvania.
Credit: Angelo State University

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Baxter Krug, Angelo State University Honors Program graduate, is one of 28 people selected for the highly-competitive 2020 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Teaching Fellowship program in Pennsylvania.

According to an ASU press release, the program recruits recent college graduates and career changers who have strong backgrounds in the science, technology, engineering and math fields

Woodrow Wilson Foundation President Rajiv Vinnakota said in the release, "The WW Teaching Fellowship connects passionate STEM experts with the students who need them the most."

Krug started his program at West Chester University, where he will receive $32,000 to complete a specially-designed master's degree program and return will commit to teaching for three years in a high-needs school in Pennsylvania.

While at Angelo State, Krug was involved in chemistry research that he presented at the Great Plains Honors Council, National Collegiate Honors Council and American Chemical Society (ACS) conferences.

His accomplishments included representing Angelo State at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 25th Conference of Parties in Santiago, Chile; presenter of Angelo State’s Ram Radio internet station; as well as being inducted into the Alpha Chi national honor society and graduating magna cum laude.