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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
HONORS DAY
APRIL 14, 2011


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 2011/hr/(file name).

WELCOME                                            Professor Michael W. Frazier, Head

MASTER OF CEREMONIES              Professor Don Hinton

 

RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
By Associate Professor Jochen Denzler

Robert Ballow
Kenneth Jacobs
Zachery Lindsey
Matthew Barber
Fred Byrd
Yanjie Liu
Phillip Mingola
Matthew Rayburn

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.

Matthew Barber
Madison Brandon
Kenneth Jacobs
Chelsea Plaut


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

Amy Barnett
Devon Branham
Angela Bryant
Whitney Cork
Paula Daniels
Alyssa Eleam
Ashley England
Heather Ensminger
Sarah Freshour
Amy Hoelzer
Christopher Garner
Jami Hollomon
Michael Lawson
Erin McCroskey
James McNutt
Jessica Nix
Cassandra Reed
Katy Tanner
Kaycee Winningham
John Whittingham

J. P. & GLADYS MAPLES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Tuoc Phan

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

Adrianna Boghozian
Ashley England
Jakob Gulledge

POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Ms. Polly Anna Harris & Professor Judy Day

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.

James McNutt
Kaitlyn Tanner


DR. GLENN R. AND ELISE I. YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Michael Frazier

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. One
award is given in the Mathematics Department and one in the Physics Department.

Zachery Lindsey


YUEH-ER, HONG-HSU & CLARENCE CHENG KUO
FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENT
Presented by Mr. Rick Kuo & 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.

David Sands


RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Dr. Yulong Xing

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.

Sarah White

JOHN M. ALLEN PRIZES
Presented by Professor David Dobbs

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 Houck
2nd Place – Jacob Clark


COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Steven Wise

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.

Abigail Delvaux
James Hitchcock
Geoffrey Laughon
Phillip Mingola


LUCILLE & HERBERT LEE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Morwen Thistlethwaite

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.

Adrianna Boghozian
John Collins
Abigail Delvaux
Jakob Gulledge
James Hitchcock
Lindsey Lee
Tim Michaels
Phillip Mingola
Stephanie Sumida



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

Undergraduate Students
Shawn Cox
Kelsey Crane
Caroline Fraser
James Hitchcock
Richard Prince

Merit Based Membership Award Winners
Shawn Cox
James Hitchcock



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 Cody Lorton, James Sunkes
More than 2 years Chad Kilpatrick

DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES SUMMER FELLOWSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson
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.

Elton Evans
Sarah Hacker
Keith Jackson
Jessica Kile


            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 -- Ernest Jum
More than 2 years – Matt Turner, Jay Wilkins

 

WILLIAM HARRY ROW MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Henry Simpson

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.

Gregory A. Wright


JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Vasileios Maroulas

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.

Geoffrey Laughon

GRADUATING WITH HONORS IN MATHEMATICS
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut

Matt Barber
Madison Brandon
Steven Derochers
Toan Dinh
Kenneth Jacobs
Chelsea Plaut


GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by Mr. Ben Levy

Dr. Morwen Thistlethwaite


SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
Presented by Professor David Anderson


SPECIAL RECOGNITION FACULTY
Presented by Professor Michael W. Frazier

2010-2011 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
(Fall 2010 – Summer 2011)

PH.D. GRADUATES
MS GRADUATES  
MM GRADUATES
Andreas Aristotelous Tommy Boucher Kathryn Bach
James Ashe Robert Burnham Alex Cate
Jared Bunn Tiffany Compton Keith Jackson
Nick Gewecke Casey Hufford Kimberly Jackson
Jon Gray
Matthew Kerr
 
Justin Grieves
Kristin McNamara
 
Paul Lewis
Hai Nguyen
 
Chuan Li
Noah Shaefferkoetter
 
Jacob Ogle
 
Chris Sass
 
Matt Turner    
Jay Wilkins    
Peng Zhong    


Professor Henry Simpson, Chair of Honors Day Committee

Candid Pictures:

Buffet

Juvy Melton & Betty Morgan

Mr. Rick Kuo and son

Nick and Anna Gewecke

Audience

Audience 2

Audience 3

Ellie Abernethy, Jon Gray, Ashley Rand

Dr. Jane Row & Dr. William Wade

Dr. John Long, Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Henry Simpson

Ms. Harris, Mr. Harris, Dr. Lida Barrett



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