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HONORS DAY
APRIL 16, 2009


Please note that high resolution pictures are available at 2009/hr/(insert picture name here). Also, some individuals were not available for pictures. A listing of candid pictures is available at the bottom of the program.


WELCOME: Professor Michael W. Frazier, Head
MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Professor Chuck Collins


RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
By Assistant Professor Jochen Denzler
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Yue Cao, Devin Robinson, Zachery Lindsey,
Stephen Mandry, Brandon George, Hutch Brock,
Jessica Kenigson, Scott Livingston, Monty Taylor


JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Don Hinton & 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.

Hutch Brock, Jonathan Kenigson,
Jessica Kenigson, Monty Taylor

THE CHARLEEN M. DERIDDER NCTM MEMBERSHIP AWARDS
Presented by Professor Jurek Dydak & Mr. 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 Charleen DeRidder and her contribution to the improvement
of mathematics instruction in Knox County during a long and distinguished career.

Stephanie Bales, Jason Jenkins, Kellen O’Connor,
Mary Desmidt, Jessica Kress, Rachel O’Connor,
Casey Jackson, Jimmy Miller, Deborah Purdy, Andrew Turner

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

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

Justin McConnell, Kaycee Winningham

POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Grozdena Todorova

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.

Keli Petty, Deborah Purdy

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

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 – Beth Fowler, Fei Xing
More than 2 years – Carrie Eaton, Harold Smith

DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Presented by Heather Finotti

The summer fellowships were established 1977 to encourage high school mathematics
teachers to return to the university during the summer to further the study of mathematics.

Tanya Morgan

GRADUATE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Presented by Professor Jie Xiong

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 – Fei Xing
More than 2 years – Michael Neilan and Rachael Miller-Neilan

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented by Heather Finotti

The Teacher of the Year Award is given to a K-12 mathematics teacher with current ties to The University of Tennessee in recognition of excellent teaching, professional growth, and service to the profession.

April Conner

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

Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

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 has 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 has 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.

April Conner, Susan Lamb

RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Professor Balram Rajput

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.

Beth Fowler

JOHN M. ALLEN PRIZES
Presented by 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 – Zachery Lindsey
2nd Place – Peter Collins

COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

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 students
in the Department of Mathematics at The University of Tennessee.
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Amy Barnett, Yue Cao,
Manuel Cuevas-Sanchez, Nathan Dykas, Michael Farcasin

LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

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.

Yue Cao, Nathan Dykas,
Manuel Cuevas-Sanchez, Michael Farcasin

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

Undergraduate Students
Adrianna Boghozian, Aeron Glover, Madison Brandon,
Robert Daniels-Mulholland, Peter Maginnis, Geoffrey Laughon,
Zachery Lindsey, Julie Pender, Arash Mohaghegh,
Ian Orr, Aaron Craig, Kaitlyn Tanner

Merit Based MembershipAward Winners
Zachery Lindsey, Peter Maginnis

JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

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.

Amy Barnett

SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
Presented by Professor David Anderson

2008-2009 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
(Fall 08 – Summer 09)

Ph.D. MS MM
Tim Clayton Matthew Dawson Kathy Arcangeli
Maisa Khader Beth Fowler Justin Cook
Brendon Labuz Jeremy Higdon Tanya Morgan
James Lindsay Eric Savage Beth Smith
Rachael Miller Neilan Sophonie Tchoua  
Michael Neilan    
Shiying Si    
Ziga Virk    

 

GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by Mr. Justin Grieves

Dr. Jan Rosinski
Dr. Pavlos Tzermias

SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONORS PROGRAM
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut

Hutch Brock, Jacob Suggs, Jessica Kenigson,
Monty Taylor, James McNutt, Elise Weir

SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF FACULTY
Presented by Professor Michael W. Frazier


Professor Henry Simpson, Chair of Honors Day Committee

Candid Pictures:

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Honors Day 2008

 

 

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