Natalie Getchell Honored with Noyce Scholarship

FOREST GROVE - Pacific University women's lacrosse player Natalie Getchell (Sr., Beaverton, Ore.) has been named as the University's first undergraduate Noyce Scholar.

The scholarship, presented in conjunction with the National Science Foundation, is awarded to highly qualified science and math majors who are headed towards careers in teaching at the secondary school level. Preference is given to individuals who wish to teach science or math. Getchell will receive $25,000 to complete her degree and towards tuition to attend the Pacific College of Education's master's of arts in teaching program.

In addition, Noyce Scholars commit to teaching for four years in a high needs school or district following completion of the master's of arts in teaching program.

Getchell, who is majoring in biology, has spent time working with students at Echo Shaw Elementary School in Cornelius and working at summer camps. Getchell enjoys the outdoors and says she looks forward to becoming a high school biology teacher.

A three-year member of the Pacific women's lacrosse program, Getchell started eight games for the Boxers in 2010 and played in all 11 contests. She finished the year with seven goals and four assists. She had two game-winning goals as the Boxers finished with a 6-5 record, the first winning record in the team's four-year history. Getchell scored nine goals as a sophomore.


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