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Mathematics Cash Awards
Each year, during the Ogden College Student Awards Ceremony, the Department of Mathematics presents awards to student recipients. The awards ceremony is normally scheduled about the middle of the month of April. The three awards which are presented by the Department of Mathematics, through award funds managed by the College Heights Foundation, are cash awards. The recipients of these Mathematics Awards are recommended by a mathematics awards committee in the Department of  Mathematics.  The names and amounts of these Mathematics Awards are displayed below.

DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS CASH AWARDS
Robert C. Bueker Award
for Outstanding Freshman

$200
Henry M. and Zula G. Yarbrough Award
for Outstanding Senior Mathematics Major

$250
Pauline Lowman Memorial
Secondary Mathematics Education Award

$200

A fourth award, also presented at the Ogden College Student Awards Ceremony, is provided by the departmental Beta Chapter of the Pi Mu Epsilon honorary mathematics society. This award is designated as the

              Pi Mu Epsilon Award for Outstanding Sophomore Mathematics Major
.

The names of the Mathematics Awards recipients are proudly displayed on award placards which are showcased on the hallway walls just outside the office of the Department of Mathematics.


A fifth award, presented at the Ogden College Student Awards Ceremony, is sponsored by the Department of Mathematics and is presented to the Outstanding Mathematics Graduate Student. Recipients of this award are nominated by a committee of graduate faculty members in the Department of Mathematics.  As cited above, this awards ceremony is usually scheduled about the middle of the month of April.  Select this  Link to NEWSline story.  

Mathematics Scholarships
Each year, the Department of Mathematics also presents scholarships to student recipients.  The three scholarships which are presented by the Department of Mathematics, through scholarship funds managed by the College Heights Foundation, are academic year scholarships. The recipients of these Mathematics Scholarships are recommended by a mathematics scholarship committee in the Department of Mathematics.  The names and amounts of these Mathematics Scholarships are displayed below.
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS SCHOLARSHIPS
Dr. R Glenn Powers Scholarship
for (full time) Graduate Students
($250 per semester)

$500

Henry M. and Zula G. Yarbrough
Mathematics Scholarships
(two Scholarships per year)

$250
(each)
The recipients of these Mathematics Scholarships receive congratulatory notification letters from the Office of Financial Aid.  Comments, or questions, about these sholarships and/or awards can be conveniently submitted via the following hyperlink to the  Questions & Comments Form .

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Mathematics Awards
for 2008-2009
Each year, during the Ogden College Student Awards Ceremony, the Department of Mathematics presents awards to student recipients. This year, the awards ceremony was scheduled for Sunday-19-April  at  03:00pm  in the  Knicely Conference Center  located at the  South Campus.  Current award winners who received 2008-2009 academic year Mathematics Awards are hereby proudly presented in the below displayed  "awards showcase frame."  Proceed to a NEWSline story with the Link to NEWSline .


DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
2008-2009 AWARDS SHOWCASE FRAME


Robert C. Bueker Award for Outstanding Freshman*

Photo of Zhihai Mi
Zhihai Mi
(Freshman)

Zhihai is a beginning Mathematics major who is fascinated
by mathematics and the foundation is provides for other disciplines.


*Award made through the efforts of the College Heights Foundation


Pi Mu Epsilon Award for Outstanding Sophomore

Photo of Whiney Miller
Whitney Miller
(Sophomore)
Whitney is  a Mathematics major from Bowling Green, KY.  She is a
member of Pi Mu Epsilon honorary mathematics society; Whitney
plans to teach high school level Matheamtics.


Award for Outstanding Junior Mathematics Major*

Photo of Nathan Salazar
Nathan Salazar
(Junior)
Nathan is a third-year Mathematics major who was previoulsy awarded
both the Bueker Mathematics Award & the Pi Mu Epsilon Award.  After
studying abroad in Germany this summer, he will participate in a
Research program for undergraduates in North Carolina
.

                                   *Award made through the efforts of the College Heights Foundation


Henry M. and Zula G. Yarbrough Award*
for Outstanding Senior Mathematics Major
Photo of Caitlyn Abell
Caitlyn E. Abell
(Graduating Senior)
Caitlyn is Mathematics major who has received an assistantship and a
Miller Graduate Fellowship from Iowa State University to study in the
Animal Science and Genetics program.

*Award made through the efforts of the College Heights Foundation

Henry M. and Zula G. Yarbrough Award*
for Outstanding Senior Mathematics Major

Photo of Jacob Vervynckt
Jacob A. Vervynckt
(Graduating Senior)
Jacob  is completing his bachelors degree with a major in Mathematics
and is also an ACS certified major in Chemistry.


*Award made through the efforts of the College Heights Foundation


Pauline Lowman Memorial Award*
for Seconday Education Mathematics Major

Photo of Stephanie Micallef
Stephanie A. Micallef

(Graduating Secondary Education Mathematics major)
Stephanie has completed her bachelors degree with a major in secondary education Mathematics; she is currently editor of the Honors College Newsletter and an officer in the
Pi Mu Epsilon mathematics society.  Stephanie plans to teach high school Mathematics.


*Award made through the efforts of the College Heights Foundation


Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

Photo of Jennifer Hohn
Jennifer Hohn
(Master of Science Degree)
Jennifer is completing her Master's Degree in Mathematics with a thesis
entitled  "Generalized Probabilistic Bowling Distributions."  She plans to
begin a career as a mathematics instructor and hopes to provide the same level
of inspiration to her students as she has received from many WKU professors.


Award for Outstanding Graduate Student

Photo of Cody Lorton
Cody Lorton
(Master of Science Degree)
Cody is completing his Master's Degree in Mathematics with a thesis entitled
"On the Breadth of the Jones Polynomial for Certain Classes of Knots."  He plans
to continue in graduate school in the fall and work toward a Ph.D. in Mathematics.


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