Dinah Goodwin of Crossville Wins Sharon Spears Borden Scholarship

Tennessee Technological University graduate student Dinah Goodwin of Crossville is this year's recipient of the Sharon Spears Borden Memorial Scholarship Endowment.

The scholarship is in memory of Sharon Spears Borden, who was killed in a car accident in May of 1977, five years after she received her bachelor's degree in secondary education-math and two years after she received her master's degree in guidance and counseling.

To qualify for the scholarship, the recipient must be a current or incoming graduate student majoring in educational psychology and/or counselor education intending to pursue a career in education. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum six hours per semester and maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average. A committee composed of department graduate faculty and other appropriate representatives must interview and approve the recipients.

Goodwin is a kindergarten teacher at Crossville Elementary School, where she has taught for 12 years. She has a bachelor's degree in education from Tennessee Tech and will complete her master's degree in school counseling this summer. She later plans to complete the licensure program and become a specialist in education.