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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
HONORS DAY
APRIL 17, 2014


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

Dr. Charleen DeRidder
1930-2013

WELCOME                                        Professor Michael Frazier
MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES       Assistant Professor Joan Lind

SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONORS PROGRAM
Presented by Assistant Professor Remus Nicoara

Charles Armstrong, Logan Brown, Wendy Caldwell
Samuel Estes, Gabriel Garcia, Jacob Johnson
Lindsay Lee, Mark Remec

RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
Presented by Associate Professor Jochen Denzler

Andrew Belt, Arno Byrd, Samuel Estes
Ian Francis, Adam LaClair, John Qiu

DR. GLENN R. AND ELISE I. YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Steve Wise

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.

Adam LaClair, Keaton Stamps, Meghan Stuart

THE CHARLEEN M. DERIDDER NCTM MEMBERSHIP AWARDS
Presented by Associate Professor Chuck Collins

An anonymous donor enabled us to award NCTM Memberships for mathematics student teachers.  The donor requested that these awards be named The Charleen M. DeRidder NCTM Membership Awards in honor of Charleen DeRidder and her contribution to the improvement of mathematics instruction in Knox County during a long and distinguished career.

Virginia Mills, Brooke Newman, Molly Schaeffer, Sara Snyder


GRADUATE STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented by Professor Stefan Richter

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.

            Less than 2 years— Danielle Burton, Khoa Dinh
            More than 2 years— Cody Lorton, Eric Numfor


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— Logan Perry, Brittany Stephenson
         More than 2 years— Craig Collins, James Sunkes

HARRY ROW SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Jerzy Dydak

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.

Cynthia Blanchard

JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Ken Stephenson

The tradition of the John H. Barrett Prize began in 1970.  It is an annual memorial award given to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors.    

Logan Brown, Wendy Caldwell, Samuel Estes, Lindsay Lee, Jessica Robins


JOHN M. ALLEN PRIZES
Presented by Assistant Professor Fernando Schwartz

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 student 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 – Walker Bussey-Spencer
2nd Place – Estonia Black


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

These scholarships, established in 1987 by the Schmitt family, provide funds to outstanding undergraduates in the Mathematics Department at UTK. Cooper D. Schmitt, who received his MA from the University of Virginia in 1884, was Head of the Mathematics Department at UTK from 1889 to 1907, and Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (formerly Liberal Arts) from 1907 until his untimely death i 1910. His son, Bernedot E. Schmitt, was a Rhodes Scholar and Pulitzer Prize winning historian who was head of the History Department here at UT until 1969.

Estonia Black, Ian Francis, Scott Howard, Adam LaClair, Jacob Lambert,
Margaret McDaniel, Jason Rizk, Joey Santoro, Dani Waldrop

     
LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Presented by Assistant Professor Judy Day

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.

Andrew Belt, Ian Francis, Adam LaClair,
Jacob Lambert, Jason Rizk, Meghan Stuart


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

Undergraduate Students - Estonia Black, Scott Howard

Gaduate Student - Mustafa Elmas

    Merit Based Membership Award Winners - Estonia Black, Mustafa Elmas

JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Assistant Professor Tuoc Phan

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.

Keaton Stamps


 RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Professor Stefan Richter

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. The award is granted to students who Masters' thesis or project is outstanding and warrants recognition.

Chris Mesic, Jillian Trask, Zhicong Wang


YUEH-ER, HONG-HSU & CLARENCE CHENG KUO FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENT
Presented by Professor Michael Frazier

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. Performance in course work at Masters' level and recommendations from faculty are the primary basis for selection of the recipients.

Yueh-er Kuo joined the faculty 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 have been 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.

Kelly Rooker, Stefan Schnake, Eddie Tu, Chase Worley


DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Presented by Professor Jerzy Dydak

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.

Holly Ceane-Kirshner

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.

Antwanette Anderson, Margaret McDaniel


POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP

Presented by  Professor Henry Simpson

This scholarship honors Mrs. Polly Anna Harris, a University of Tennessee Alumna and Presidential Award winning mathematics teacher.  The award is sponsored by her husband and children.  Its purpose is to help support a future mathematics teacher during his or her professional year internship.

Sarah Burgess

SPIKE TICKLE STEM ENDOWED FELLOWSHIP

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. The first Tickle Fellowship in the College of Arts of Sciences is being awarded this year.

Craig Collins

2013-2014 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
Presented by Professor David Anderson

PH.D. GRADUATES: Holly Clark, Amanda Diegel, Parisa Fatheddin, Mike Kelly,
Cody Lorton, Shuaibing Luo, Eric Numfor, Jesse Smith, Joseph White

MS GRADUATES: Sara Abdelmageed, Brian Allen, Kacy Aslinger, Jason Bintz, Greg Clark, Rekha DeSilva
Amanda Diegel, Kyle Golenbiewski, Dragos Ilas, Peter Jantsch, Ben Levy, Ryan Loga, Andrew Marchese,
Tyler Massaro, Chris Mesic, Lavanya Ramanan, Jennifer Ribbeck, Olga Teterina, Samantha Tracht, Jillian Trask, Greg Zitelli

MM GRADUATES: Jonathan Kenigson, Andrew Martin, Katelyn Whitener


GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by  Ms. Grace McClurkin

Dr. Steve Wise


SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS

Presented by Professor David Anderson

Special Recognition - Peter Jantsch

 

Random shots:

Buffet, 2, 3
Ken Stephenson & Fernando Schwartz
Early Arrivals
Remus Nicoara & Scott Howard
Crowd 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Mike Frazier & Jurek Dydak
Joan Lind, Ken Stephenson, Nik Brodskiy
Polly Anna Harris Family


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