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Mathematics Awards Honor Student Achievement

The Department of Mathematics recognized student achievement at its annual awards dinner and the induction of new members into Pi Mu Epsilon, the honor society for mathematics. The end-of-year gathering on May 5, 2016, took place at the Multipurpose Room in the Mack Student Center.

Pi Mu EpsilonAriel Hannanian, Mayank H. Jain, Christina Kamel, Liam Lang, Richard M. Myers, Grainne O’Neill, and Dorians Perez were inducted into Alpha Lambda, Hofstra’s Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon. Students were also recognized with the following honors:

Graduating Senior Awards – the department’s most prestigious honor:

  • Claire Weaver
  • Mary T. Rooney

Azelle Waltcher Scholarship – the department’s biggest scholarship is awarded to an outstanding mathematics major who has completed no fewer than five advanced courses in mathematics.

  • Richard Myer
Stephanie Nagel
Stephanie Nagel accepts the Homer and Mairy Demetriou Scholarship from Professor Johanna Franklin.

Homer and Mairy Demetriou Scholarship – the department’s second biggest scholarship is awarded to outstanding mathematics majors who have completed their sophomore year and taken at least one advanced course toward their major. Recipients should have expressed intention to pursue a career related to mathematics.

  • Stephanie Nagel
  • Liam Lang

Sylvia Pines Memorial Scholarship – awarded to an upper-class student who has taken the first course towards a mathematics major or minor who intends to pursue a professional career in mathematics or science.

  • Waseet Kazmi – this is his second year receiving the award

Ed Ostling Award for Excellence in Mathematics

  • Grainne O’Neill

Faculty Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education – recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic achievement and their intention to enter teaching at the elementary or secondary level.

  • Matt Tarby
Matt Tarby
Professor Behailu Mammo presents Matt Tarby with the Faculty Award for Excellence in Mathematics Education.

Tutoring Awards

  • Chris Sands
  • Matt Tarby

Freshman/Sophomore Awards – book awards given to outstanding mathematics students in their freshman or sophomore year. All of the following students have a 4.0 in their mathematics major.

  • Nicholas Bragman
  • Jonathan Butterworth
  • Nicholas Cerbone
  • Samantha Cusano
  • Alex Dangay
  • Sarah Gerber
  • Derek Hamilton
  • Ali Hyder
  • Mayank Jain
  • Piotr Laskawiec
  • Matthew Lish
  • Taylor Ninesling
  • Thomas Piscopio
  • Madison Reed
  • Frank Tricouros
  • Robert Watson
  • Tyler Weinger
  • Erica Woolfson
  • Takuma Yasuda
  • Brian Zilli

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