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Auburn University mourns death of Sciences and Mathematics dean-Update 11/9/10

Arrangements announced for services for Dean WootenFuneral arrangements for College of Sciences and Mathematics Dean Marie Wooten have been announced. Visitation will be held Thursday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home, 1500 Frederick Road, in Opelika. Funeral services will be held Friday, Nov. 12, at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Auburn United Methodist Church, 220 East Magnolia Ave., in Auburn, with Rev. Nick Holler officiating. A private service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Marie W. Wooten Memorial Scholarship Fund. Checks should be made payable to the “AU Foundation” and mailed to the College of Sciences and Mathematics, 315 Roosevelt Concourse, Auburn University, Auburn, Ala. 36849-7350. To read the full obituary, go to ( http://newsletter.cosam.auburn.edu/).

News story from 11/5/10
– The City of Auburn Police Division announced this morning that Marie Wooten, dean of Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics, was struck and killed by an automobile at the intersection of South College Street and South Donahue Drive.

According to the police report, Wooten, 53, of Auburn and Frankie A. Bell, 39, of Opelika were struck at approximately 5:45 a.m. as they crossed South College Street while jogging. Bell was airlifted to Columbus, Ga., Regional Medical Center; her condition was not available at the time of this news release. The accident is under investigation.

“This is a terrible tragedy for the Auburn family,” Auburn University President Jay Gogue said. “We express our condolences to Dean Wooten’s family, colleagues and students.”

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