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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
HONORS DAY
APRIL 16, 2015


Some individuals were not available for pictures. A listing of candid pictures is available at the bottom of the program. High resolution versions of these pictures may be found at www.math.utk.edu/honorsday/pics/hr/(file name).

 

In honor of friends of the Department of Mathematics

WELCOME                                        Associate Professor Remus Nicoara
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES       Assistant Professor Joan Lind

JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Suzanne Lenhart

The tradition of the John H. Barrett Prize began in 1970. It is an annual memorial award given to outstanding undergraduate seniors who have a concentration in mathematics or are mathematics majors.

Hannah Clark      Margaret McDaniel      Eric Olberding

 

RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
Presented by Associate Professor Jochen Denzler

Ian Francis      Scott Howard      Adam LaClair


SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONORS PROGRAM
Presented by Associate Professor Remus Nicoara

Jacob Lambert            Matthew Murphy


GRADUATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented by Professor Grozdena Todorova

The goal of these awards is to recognize outstanding academic achievement among graduate students. It was established several years ago to parallel the award for outstanding teaching among graduate students.

Yukun Li           John Cummings


JOHN M. ALLEN PRIZES
Presented by Assistant Professor Abner Salgado

The Allen Medal in mathematics was originated by John Mebane Allen in 1890 and has since been presented annually. It is noted to be one of the oldest awards given by The University of Tennessee. The Allen Medal is given to recognize freshman students who demonstrate, upon testing, the best knowledge of Algebra, Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Single Variable Calculus, and/or any other areas of mathematics as may be determined by the department head and select faculty members.

1st Place – Andrew Wintenberg           2nd Place – Austin Mullen



SIMMS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Chuck Collins

The Simms Foundation Scholarship was created through a generous gift from Carol Sue Simms in 2014.
The Simms Foundation Scholarship is a 4-year merit scholarship awarded to an incoming freshman with an excellent high school record who will major in math and has an interest in teaching.

Christopher Loa          Estonia Black


DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES TEACHING AWARDS
Presented by Professor Michael Frazier

The Dorothea and Edgar D. Eaves Awards were established in 1977 in order to recognize outstanding teaching among graduate teaching assistants.

Less than 2 years — Jennifer Ribbeck          Margaret Wieczorek
More than 2 years — Mark Bly          Amanda Diegel


DR. GLENN R. AND ELISE I. YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Luis Finotti

The Dr. Glenn R. and Elise I. Young Scholarship was established in 2010. Its purpose is to support
Physics or Mathematics majors who demonstrate successful academic performance. Preference is given to juniors.
Awards are given in the Mathematics and the Physics Departments.

Katie Mason           Stephen Pablo          Meg Stuart


POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Morwen Thistlethwaite

This scholarship helps support a future mathematics teacher. Applicants must be fourth-year undergraduate students pursuing a major in mathematics, with intent to become a high school mathematics teacher. Polly Anna Harris, a former UTK math major, taught at Bearden High School for many years before she retired. She was a recipient of the UT Alumna and Presidential Award for outstanding teaching. This scholarship is sponsored by her family, son, David Harris, MD, who is also a former UTK math major, and his wife Patricia, son, Frank Harris and wife T.R. Morgan, daughter, Paula Morrison, also a former UTK math major, and her husband G. Granger Morrison.

Corie Janeway          Jessica McMahan


RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Assistant Professor Tuoc Phan

This award was established by friends and colleagues in memory of Dr. Randall E. Cline.
It is to provide student aid for scholarly activities associated with graduate student work in The University of Tennessee
Department of Mathematics. Currently enrolled and prospective math graduate students are eligible for the award.

Wenqiang Feng          Vy Nguyen
Pawel Grzegrzolka         James Scott


YUEH-ER, HONG-HSU & CLARENCE CHENG KUO
FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENT

Presented by Professor Jerzy Dydak

The Yueh-er, Hong-hsu and Clarence Cheng Kuo Fellowship Endowment was established in 2003 by Dr. Yueh-er Kuo to promote Masters’ degree education in the Department of Mathematics. Yueh-er Kuo was a professor in the Department of Mathematics since 1964. She was an expert in educating Masters’ degree students in addition to her own research. She had 56 thesis and project students and many of them are very successful in their careers. Hong-hsu Kuo was the husband of Yueh-er Kuo and was a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Clarence Cheng Kuo was the son of Yueh-er and Hong-hsu. He was a brilliant model student of University Nursery School. This award is given to graduate students with outstanding academic merit.

Jennifer Ribbeck          Garrett Rose          Allison Heming


RECOGNITION OF PI MU EPSILON TENNESSEE DELTA CHAPTER
Presented by Associate Professor Jochen Denzler

Undergraduate Students
Emily Finley          Gavin Glenn          Yingbin Jiang
Bailey Loseby          Eric Olberding          Stephen Pablo
Adam Spannaus          Tyler Stuessi
Merit Based Membership Award Winners: Ian Francis, Andrew Wintenberg

LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Assistant Professor Fernando Schwartz

The Lucille and Herbert Lee Scholarship Awards have been awarded annually since 1986 to sophomore and junior mathematics majors with outstanding records of academic achievement. They are made in memory of the Lee’s who generously provided an endowment to support these awards.

Bailey Loseby           Dani Waldrop          Gavin Glenn
Duncan Cordry          Adam LaClair          Ian Francis
Christopher Loa          Estonia Black          Jason Rizk

COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Remus Nicoara

The Cooper D. Schmitt Endowment was established in 1987. The goal of this fund is to provide undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships and appropriate awards to outstanding students in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Tennessee.

Adam LaClair          Ian Francis          Jason Rizk          Meg Stuart         Keaton Stamps         Andrew Wintenberg

HARRY ROW SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Nikolay Brodskiy

Harry Row was deeply committed to teaching and spent considerable time working with teachers. One of his professional goals was to promote the appropriate use of technology in the teaching of Mathematics. This scholarship funds a teacher who wants to continue the study of Mathematics and preference is given to those who have significantly used technology in their teaching.

Joseph Minutolo Jr


DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Nikolay Brodskiy

The Dorothea & Edgar D. Eaves Summer Fellowships were established in 1977 to encourage high school
mathematics teachers to return to the University during the summer to further the study of mathematics.

Janet Chandler         Carol Hesse         Jennifer Parker


J. P. & GLADYS MAPLES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

J. P. and Gladys Maples set up their scholarship endowment fund to encourage scholastic excellence in students displaying financial need.

Duncan Cordry


JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Assistant Professor Marie Jameson

The James A. Cooley Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of James A. Cooley and to help qualified and deserving mathematics students secure a college education. Professor Cooley was Head of the Department of Mathematics from 1942 until he returned to full time teaching in 1961.
Preference is given to students interested in a teaching career.

Taylor Abbey         Katie Mason         Megan O’Malley


SPIKE TICKLE STEM ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP
Presented by  Assistant Professor Tadele Mengesha

The Spike Tickle Fellowship was established Mr. John D. “Spike” Tickle to recognize students who have an outstanding academic performance and desire to use their talents and education in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The award is given to a graduate student in the College of Arts and Sciences to focus on teaching and/or research efforts in mathematics.

Darrin Weber


2014-2015 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
Presented by Professor Xiaobing Feng

(Fall 14 – Summer 15)

PH.D. GRADUATES
Kyle Austin         Jason Bintz         Craig Collins
Amanda Diegel         Ernest Jum         Yukun Li

M.S. GRADUATES
Ryan Campbell         Aaron Craig         Mustafa Elmas
Allison Heming         Vincent Heningburg         Joshua Lipsmeyer
Grace McClurkin         Joshua Mike         Jennifer Ribbeck
Kelly Rooker         Garrett Rose         Stefan Schnake
Jonathan Schrock         Sunny Simpson         Kevin Sonnanburg
Andrew Starnes         Brittany Stephenson         Haya Toumy
Eddie Tu          Darrin Weber          Chase Worley

M.M. GRADUATES
Cynthia Blanchard         Michelle Brown
Holly Ceane-Kirshner         Carolyn Fellhoelter


SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
Presented by Professor Xiaobing Feng


GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by Mark Bly

Dr. Joan Lind


UT MATH TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented by Professor Jerzy Dydak

The Department of Mathematics Teacher of the Year Award is given to a local high school mathematics teacher who
best exemplifies the knowledge of and enthusiasm for the discipline of mathematics inside the classroom and out.

Cynthia Blanchard


CLOSING REMARKS

 

Random shots:

Crowd

Crowd

Dr. Brodskiy meets students

Buffet Tables 1 & 2

Dr. Collins with his MS students

Ali and Leah await the start of the program

The Harris' with Jessica McMahan (award winner)

McMahan Family with Pollyanna Harris

McMahan Family

Dr. Ken Stephenson, Dr. John Long , and Dr. Suzanne Lenhart

Dr. Tadele Mengesha, Dr. Xiaobing Feng, and Dr. Abner Salgado

Michelle Hammett greets the Harris Family

Michelle & Jared get things ready

Pawel Grzegrzolka & Maggie Wieczorek await the start of the program

Garrett Rose and his family

Technology and the Row Award

Ben Walker visits with Jane Row

Students review the program

Math Staff gather for Honors Day 1 & 2

Dr. Suzanne Lenhart and Dr. Chuck Collins

Dr. Joan Lind and Dr. Remus Nicoara

Dr. Feng sporting a bowtie

Food was yummy



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