College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Mathematics

2002 Scholarship & Awards Ceremony

The Washington State University Mathematics Department is proud of its commitment to high academic achievement and the recognition of such achievement in its students'. As a result, the department is pleased to honor its many outstanding students each year in a Spring Scholarship Awards Ceremony. Many donors, including past WSU Math professors, have made scholarships opportunities available to recognize top academic achievers. On Wednesday, May 2, 2002, the Mathematics Department at Washington State University was once again pleased to honor a few of its many outstanding students with scholarships. Several professors, staff members, relatives, and fellow students attended the event to recognize and honor these students. For more information about scholarships, please visit the department scholarship page.

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Alan Genz, Department Chair, gave opening remarks and welcomed students, friends, relatives, staff and faculty to the Spring Scholarship Awards Ceremony of 2002.
Leon Radziemski, Dean of the College of Sciences, complimented the Mathematics Department faculty for their hard work and also complimented those students receiving scholarships. It was a pleasure to have Dean Radziemski join the Awards Ceremony and acknowledge the hard work of these students.
Alexandra Fitts received the Knebelman Memorial Scholarship, presented to her by Duane DeTemple. This scholarship is given to outstanding sophomore mathematics students who plan to return to WSU for their junior year of study.
Malea Schumacher received the J. Russell and Mildred H. Vatnsdal Junior Mathematics Scholarship, presented to her by David Watkins. This award is presented to an outstanding junior mathematics major who intends to return to WSU for their senior year.
Christian Ketelsen also received the J. Russell and Mildred H. Vatnsdal Junior Mathematics Scholarship, presented by David Watkins. Chrisian is an outstanding junior mathematcs major who intends to return to WSU for his senior year.
Nicholas Criddle received the Knebelman Outstanding Senior Award. The award was presented by Mike Kallaher. This award is presented to outstanding senior mathematics majors. The recipient is awarded a plaque inscribed with his/her name.
DeAnne Lamkin also received the Knebelman Outstanding Senior Award, presented to her by Mike Kallaher. Congratulations to both DeAnne Lamkin and Nicholas Criddle.
Meredith Johnson received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Undergraduate Students, presented by Bill Webb. Sydney Hacker was a Mathematics professor and former chairman who was instrumental in establishing the PhD program in mathematics at WSU. He was also a former director of the WSU Honors Program.
Chia-Yu Hsu received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students which was presented by Jan Kucera.
Yue Zheng received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students. The award was presented by Jan Kucera.
Parthasarathi Nag received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students, presented by Jan Kucera.
Huajun Zhou received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students presented, again, by Jan Kucera.
Indika Rajapakse received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students, presented by Jan Kucera.
Yuntao Zhu received the Sidney G. and Evelyn Hacker Scholarship for Graduate Students presented by Jan Kucera.
Matt Goff received the Sidney G. Hacker Graduate Teaching Award presented by Robert Mifflin. This award recognizes the accomplishments and dedication of three graduate teaching assistants this year. Congratulations to Matt on the birth of his son, Conor Goff.
Jim Miller also received the Sidney G. Hacker Graduate Teaching Award presented by Bob Mifflin.
Kelly Hogan also received the Sidney G. Hacker Graduate Teaching Award presented by Bob Mifflin.
Kevin Harland received the Department of Mathematics Undergraduate Endowment Fund Award presented by Alexander Khapalov. The fund was established in 1999 to promote a variety of educational experiences for undergraduate students by donors whose daughter attended Washington State University. Rebecca Jensen also received this award but was not present for a photo.
Nicholas Criddle received the William and Mary Lynn Graber Endowment Fund Award presented by Sandy Cooper. This award is in support of Mathematics at Washington State University by avid supporters, Mr. and Mrs. William Graber. This photo is of Sandy Cooper (left), Nicholas Criddle (center), and his mother (right).
Photo unavailable. Kolby Burke and Eric Chow both received the Bell Freshman Mathematics Scholarship, which is given each spring to outstanding freshman mathematics students who intend to return to WSU their sophmore year. Congratulations Kolby and Eric.
Photo unavailable. Daniel Brayman received the Paul and Marjorie Clement Memorial Mathematics Scholarship. This award is given to superior incoming freshman students who expect to major in mathematics. Paul Clement was a longtime member of the mathematics faculty at WSU and his wife, Marjorie, served the institution for many years as a librarian. Congratulations Daniel.
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