Congratulations to 2021 Graduates!
At the close of this most difficult academic year, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics wishes to recognize all of our COVID-19 students' outstanding achievements—not to mention perseverance and bravery—especially our graduates. Our 2021 graduates have excelled in difficult classes, done amazing research and secured amazing futures for themselves.
Each year the Mathematics Department gives out awards to outstanding graduates for their service, leadership and academic achievement, at our Celebration of Seniors event!
Congratulations to all of the recipients below, and thanks to all for coming to our virtual event!
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.
2021 awardee: Zachary Barrett
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.
2021 awardee: Emrys Kaya
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.
2021 awardee: Kieran Taylor
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.
2021 awardee: Patrick Chan
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.
2021 awardee: Christian Panici
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.
2021 awardee: Emily Petersen
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.
2021 awardee: Daniela Pombo
Departmental Honors are bestowed upon students nominated by faculty for their positive contributions to the classroom and their outstanding major GPA. This year's recipients:
|Ryan Bonate||Katharine Mediate|
|Phoebe Carstens||John Mikos|
|Zalia Cook||Catherine Paolella|
|Charlotte Cornell||Kathryne Piazza|
|Amanda Hensmann||Brianne Saab|
|Sidney Howland||Katharine Stephens|
To liven up an otherwise dull Zoom call to announce the award winners, the department hosted a trivia contest at this year's event.
This year's "Most Linked In" award goes to Christian Panici!