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Auburn University hosting second annual Marie W. Wooten Memorial 5K Run in April

AUBURN – Auburn University’s College of Sciences and Mathematics, or COSAM, will hold the second annual Marie W. Wooten Memorial 5K Run on April 21 in recognition of Wooten’s contributions as a mentor, scientist, scholar and academic administrator and her commitment to student training and outreach.

In addition to the 5K run that begins at 8 a.m. outside Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum, the event will also include a one-mile walk beginning at 8:20 a.m.

Last year’s 5K hosted over 150 participants and proceeds from the event provided scholarship support to four female students in the College of Sciences and Mathematics. The scholarships were created through gifts to the Auburn University Foundation by friends, colleagues and family members of Wooten.

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Auburn University to hold Marie W. Wooten Memorial 5K Run

Wooten Memorial RunAUBURN – The Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics will host the Marie W. Wooten Memorial 5K Run, May 7, at 8 a.m. on the Auburn University campus near Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum. The event will also include a one-mile walk beginning at 8:45 a.m.

Wooten, who was dean of the college, died early in the morning of Nov. 5 after being struck by an automobile while she was jogging.

An avid runner, Wooten had planned to hold a 5K to raise money for scholarships. The race will honor her memory and help COSAM continue her vision for the future of the college. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Marie W. Wooten Memorial Scholarship.

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