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HONORS DAY
APRIL 17, 2008


WELCOME     Professor Michael W. Frazier, Head

MASTER OF CEREMONIES        Professor Chuck Collins

RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
By Professor Jochen Denzler

Yue Cao                                 Jessica Kenigson                 Devin Robison
Hutch Brock                           Jonathan Kenigson               Monty Taylor
Brandon George                   Scott Livingston                     William Tune

Recognition of the UT Team in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling
Presented by Professor Chuck Collins

Lisa Zachary              Kathryn Dabbs                      Candice Messick

 JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Philip Schaefer & Dr. Lida Barrett

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

Bryon Aragam

THE CHARLEEN M. DERIDDER NCTM MEMBERSHIP AWARDS
Presented by Professor Steven Wise & Dr. Clifford Davis

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 Dr. Charleen DeRidder and her contribution to the improvement of mathematics instruction in Knox County during a long and distinguished career.

Clayton Baker                                      Lindsay Miller
Joshua Hawk                                   Erica Rawlston
Nicholas Kessler                                Jessica Robinson

J.P. & GLADYS MAPLES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor David Anderson

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

Jessica Robinson     Nicholas King

POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor David Dobbs

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.

Jessica Robinson

DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES TEACHING AWARDS
Presented by Professor William Wade

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

Less than two years – Michael Pigg 
More than two years – Jenny Sinclair

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

The 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.

Lawrence R. Buck, Jr.

GRADUATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Presented by Professor Jan Rosinski

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 two years – Keith Penrod

More than two years – Brendon Labuz       John LaGrange         Rachael Miller

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented by Professor Jurek  Dydak

Steven Patton

HARRY ROW SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Jurek  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.
Tanya Morgan

YUEH-ER, HONG-HSU & CLARENCE CHENG KUO FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENT
Presented by Professor Xiaobing Feng

The Yueh-er, Hong-hsu and Clarence Cheng Kuo Fellowship Endowment was established in 2003 by Dr. Yueh-er Kuo to promote master’s degree education in the Department of Mathematics. Yueh-er Kuo had been a professor in the Department of Mathematics since 1964. She is an expert in educating master’s 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.

John Engbers                        Tanya Morgan

RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

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.

Jeremy Higdon

Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Awards
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

The Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Award is given to an undergraduate mathematics major to assist in the completion of his or her degree. It is given to several students annually across the nation, at institutions chosen on a rotating basis by the American Mathematical Society.

Betsy Kay Barr

JOHN M. ALLEN PRIZES
Presented by Assistant Professor Remus Nicoara

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 Award is given to recognize freshman student(s) who demonstrate, upon testing, the best knowledge of Algebra, Plane Geometry, Trigonometry, Analytic Geometry, Single Variable Calculus, and/or any other area(s) of mathematics as may be determined by the department head and select faculty member(s).

1st Place  – Yue Cao
2nd Place – Parth Deshmukh

COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor James Conant

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

Matthew Robbins      Jimmy Miller   Michael Farcasin      Nicholas King

LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Don Hinton

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 Lees who generously provided an endowment. 

Matthew Robbins       Michael Farcasin       Nicholas King             Yue Cao

PI MU EPSILON TN DELTA CHAPTER (New Members)
Presented by Shashikant Mulay

Katherine E. Agle                                          Toan D. Dinh
Yue Cao                                                         Kyle L. Gilliam
Steven J. Coley                                              John G. Martin
Parth Deshmukh

MERIT BASED MEMBERSHIP AWARD

Yue Cao                     John G. Martin

JAMES A. COOLEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Philip Schaefer

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.

Jessica Roberts                    Jessica Robinson

Special Recognition Graduate Students
Presented by Professor David Anderson

SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
Presented by Professor David Anderson

2007-2008 Graduate Program Graduates
(Fall 2007-Summer 2008)

MM
Paul Kirkland
Leslie Middleton
Jennifer Morrell
Steven Patton
Carrie Perkins

MS
Jennifer Aust
Dan Clark
Jeremy Higdon
Eric Kim
Michael Pigg

PH.D.
John LaGrange

GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by Mr. Justin Grieves

Winner: Dr. Chuck Collins

Special Recognition Honors Program
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut

       Katie Agle                              Keith Langston          Monty Taylor
Bryon Aragam                       Stephen Lester          Jeff Tithof-Pappas
Michael Brock                       James McNutt           Lee Troup
Kathryn Dabbs                      Dorothy Miller          Will Tune
Toan Dinh                              Chelsea Plaut            Jonathan Wang
Amy Ellwanger                      Deborah Purdy          Elise Weir
Brandon George                   Reid Rankin               John Whittingham
Jeffrey Hankins                      Erica Rawlston          Stephanie Wierwille
Michael Horning                   Michael Roberts        Maria Williams 
Karin Kitchens                      Jacob Suggs                               

Special Recognition Faculty
Presented by Professor Michael W. Frazier

Professor Raj Pal Soni, Chair of Honors Day Committee

 

 

 

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