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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
HONORS DAY
APRIL 15, 2010


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 Associate Professor Jochen Denzler

Zachery Lindsey                John Collins               Nick Carney
Brandon George                     Yue Cao                     Devin Robison
William Tune                        Katie Agle             Timothy Michaels

 

JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Ed Clark
The tradition of the John H. Barrett Prize began in 1970.  It is an annual memorial award given to outstanding undergraduate mathematics majors.

Brandon George               Lee Troupe                Michael Horning
Michael Roberts                                                       William Tune

 

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

Kathleen Colbert               Rachel Kelso             Nicholas Kim
Richard Allen         James Le Page        Justin McConnell        Shande Nicholas  King

 

J. P. & GLADYS MAPLES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Xiaobing Feng
J. P. and Gladys Maples set up their scholarship endowment fund to encourage scholastic excellence in students displaying financial need.

Yue Cao          Kristen Karman

 

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.

Kimberly Young


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 – Marco Martinez, Kristin McNamara
More than 2 years – Ellie Abernethy, Chris Sass

DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Presented by Professor Carl Wagner
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.

         Robert Cate               Sarah Hacker                        Keith Jackson

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.

More than 2 years – Erin Bodine, Masato Kobayashi

 

WILLIAM HARRY ROW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Carl Wagner
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.
Susan Lamb

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Presented by Professor Carl Wagner
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.
Susan Lamb


GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN MATHEMATICS
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut

Kathryn DabbsMichael RobertsWilliam Tune
Brandon GeorgeCathy SchumanJohn Whittingham
Michael Horning               Lee Troupe


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.

Manda Sayler

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 – Alexander Perhac
2nd Place – Phillip Mingola, James Hitchcock, Chad Armstrong


COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Vasilios Alexiades

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.

Amy Barnett                   Geoffrey Laughon                     Alexander Perhac


LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Carl Sundberg

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                            Charles Armstrong               Abigail Delvaux
Phillip Mingola                  Jakob Gulledge                        James Reed
 John Collins                          Kenneth Jacobs                     Jessica Welch


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

Undergraduate Students
Charles Armstrong                        Geoffrey Laughon                Benjamin Rahnema 
Kenneth  Jacobs                 Gainer Phay                          Jessica Welch

Merit Based Membership Award Winners
Charles Armstrong
Kenneth  Jacobs

JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Don Hinton

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.

Manuel Cuevas-Sanchez


2009-2010 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
(Fall 2009 – Summer 2010)

PH.D. GRADUATES
MS GRADUATES  
MM GRADUATES
Erin Bodine
Thao Chau
Emily Casey
Gerardo Chacon
Dustin Pierce
April Conner
Holly Clark
Manda Sayler
Ann Contole
Ryan Clark
Drew Schmidt
Susan Lamb
Brian Irick
 
Masato Kobayashi
 
Jason Laska
 
Rachel Leander
 
Ben Lynch
 
Harold Smith
 


GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by Ms. Ashley Rand


SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
Presented by Professor David Anderson


SPECIAL RECOGNITION FACULTY
Presented by Professor Michael W. Frazier

Professor Henry Simpson, Chair of Honors Day Committee

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