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Departmental Graduation Reception

Graduation Awards Reception

At the close of the past academic year we took time to recognize our graduates, and all of our students' outstanding achievements. Our inaugural department awards reception took place on April 30th, 2014, and was a successful event during which we wished our students luck in their future endeavors.  

The departmental awards and recipients are listed below. Congratulations to all!

Fr. Rust, S.J. Memorial Award. The late Rev. Charles Rust, S.J. was a member of the Department of Mathematical Sciences from 1958 to 1984. This award is presented to a senior who has achieved an outstanding academic record in mathematics or statistics.
2014 awardee: Andrew Beck

Dr. Robert Reisel Memorial Award. This award, in honor of the late faculty member Dr. Robert Reisel, is given to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in advanced mathematics courses.
2014 awardee: Jessica Bernhardt

Fr. VandeVelde, S.J. Memorial Award. This award honors the late Fr. R.J. VandeVelde, S.J. who served as Chair and faculty member of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and is awarded to a student who has demonstrated both academic excellence in mathematics and a commitment to service to others.
2014 awardee: John Claxton

Fr. Gerst, S.J. Memorial Award. The late Francis Gerst, S.J. was a member of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences from 1931 to 1962. This award is presented to a graduate who has achieved an outstanding academic record in mathematics or statistics.
2014 awardee: Katherine Kalm

Richard J. Driscoll Award. Dr. Richard J. Driscoll was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for 35 years, retiring in 1993. This award is presented for outstanding academic achievement in mathematics.
2014 awardee: Charles Wilson

Dr. Laura Mayer Memorial Award. The late Dr. Laura Mayer was a faculty member in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences from 1988 until 1997. The award is presented to a graduating senior who wishes to pursue a career in mathematics or mathematics education and has achieved a record of academic excellence and service.
2014 awardee: Jennifer Johnson

Joseph Zajdel Memorial Award. This award, in memory of the late Professor Joseph Zajdel, is presented to a graduating senior who has exhibited remarkable academic performance in the mathematical sciences.
2014 awardee: Cydny Audia

Departmental Honors. Conferred upon students who maintain an outstanding academic record within their mathematics and statistics courses.
2014 awardees: Jon Bender, Ariana Cukurs, Derek Gliwa, Samuel Hart, Joseph Johnson, Andrew Palmer, Reema Shah, Edward Varty