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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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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
AUBURN
– 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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