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DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
HONORS DAY
APRIL 19, 2012


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/hr/(file name).

WELCOME                                            Professor Michael W. Frazier, Head

MASTER OF CEREMONIES              Professor Don Hinton

 

RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM COMPETITION PARTICIPANTS
By Assistant Professor Remus Nicoara

Robert Ballow
Arno Byrd
Fred Byrd
Zachery Lindsey
Timothy Michaels
Phillip Mingola
Michael Vargas

JOHN H. BARRETT PRIZE
Presented by Professor Grozdena Todorova

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

Zachery Lindsey
Timothy Michaels


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.

Patrick Bontrager
Caitlin Burke
Kimberly Calahan
Abigail Delvaux
Caroline Fraser
Savannah Harrison
Andrew Kardenetz
Hillary Limback
Rachel Lyon
Joseph O’Neill
Stephen Smith


J. P. & GLADYS MAPLES SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Associate Professor Nikolay Brodskiy

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

Adrianna Boghozian
Marcus Daniel
Jakob Gulledge
Virginia Mills

POLLY ANNA HARRIS SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Ms. Polly Anna Harris & Assistant 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.

Caitlin Burke


DR. GLENN R. AND ELISE I. YOUNG SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Xiaobing Feng

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.

Stephanie Sumida


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.

Chelsea McAmis
Marilyn McClanahan


RANDALL E. CLINE AWARD
Presented by Professor Grozdena Todorova

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.

Marilyn McClanahan

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 – Jared Bolin
2nd Place – Nicholas Barth
3rd Place—Jacob Lambert


COOPER D. SCHMITT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Mr. Michael Gilbert

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.

Charles Armstrong
Julia Bell
Gabriel Garcia
Jakob Gulledge
Stephanie Sumida


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.

Charles Armstrong
Julia Bell
Adrianna Boghozian
Abbey Ellis
Jakob Gulledge
Virginia Mills
Phillip Mingola
Daniel Shankman



RECOGNITION OF PI MU EPSILON TENNESSEE DELTA CHAPTER
Presented by Professor Shashikant Mulay

Undergraduate Students
Nicholas Barth
Jarrod Edwards
Gabriel Garcia
Jakob Gulledge
Hoa Ly
Alex Perhac
Melinda Pierce
Cole Stonebrook

Merit Based Membership Award Winners
Gabriel Garcia
Jakob Gulledge



DOROTHEA & EDGAR D. EAVES TEACHING AWARDS
Presented by Professor Stefan Richter
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— Brian Allen, Peter Jantsch
More than 2 years— Ellie Abernethy, Beth Lewis, Cody Lorton

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.

Elton Evans
Whitney Jennings
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.

Anastasiia Tsvietkova

 

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.

Elton Evans

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

The Department of Mathematics Teacher of the Year Award is given to a local high school mathematics teacher who best excemplifies the knowledge of and enthusiasm for the discipline of mathematics inside the classroom and out.

Susan Mosteller, Karns High School


JAMES A. COOLEY SCHOLARSHIP
Presented by Professor Vasilios Alexiades

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.

Abbey Ellis
Virginia Mills
Molly Schaefer

SPECIAL RECOGNITION HONORS PROGRAM
Presented by Professor Conrad Plaut

Fred Byrd
Chris Carlile
John Collins
Alex Happ
Britta Johnson
Zachery Lindsey
Timothy Michaels
Sunny Sun


GRADUATE STUDENT BEST TEACHER AWARD
Presented by Mr. Andrew Starnes

Dr. Suzanne Lenhart


SPECIAL RECOGNITION GRADUATE STUDENTS
Presented by Professor Mike Frazier


SPECIAL RECOGNITION FACULTY
Presented by Professor Michael W. Frazier

2010-2011 GRADUATE PROGRAM GRADUATES
(Fall 2011 – Summer 2012)

PH.D. GRADUATES
MS GRADUATES  
MM GRADUATES
Zhen Guan Katie Agle Sarah Hacker
Zhiqiang Li Nathaniel DeJone Whitney Jannings
Anastasiia Tsvietkova Boloye Gomero Jessica Kile
Kirill Yakovlev Michael Hare Benjamin Love
  Evan Lancaster Marilyn McClanahan
  Chelsea Plaut McAmis Greg Wright
  Michael Roberts  
     


Professor Henry Simpson, Chair of Honors Day Committee

Candid Pictures:

Banquet Room

Banquet Line

Banquet Line (Dr. Michael Frazier & Dr. John Long)

Graduate Students: Beth & Tom, Ellie & Patrick

Ms. Polly Anna & Mr. David Harris

Socializing: Dr. Don Hinton, Dr. Jane Row, Mr. Ben Walker

Socializing: Dr. Michael Frazier & Ms. Polly Anna & Mr. David Harris

Faculty: Dr. Remus Nicoara & Dr. Stefan Richter

Faculty: Mr. Michael Gilbert & Dr. David Dobbs

Faculty: Dr. Xiaobing Feng & Dr. Vasili Alexiades

Dr. Grozdena Todorova & Ms. Marilyn McClanahan

Ms. Susan Mosteller & Dr. Clifford Davis

Ms. Susan Mosteller, Dr. Carl Wagner, Ms. Marilyn McClanahan, Mr. Elton Evans



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