Spring 2022 Luncheon and Award Presentations

May 6, 2022
End of Semester Awards Luncheon Main Graphic

At the end of the Spring 2022 semester, the math department came together to share a meal and honor our excellent undergraduates, graduate students, and graduating PhDs.

Undergraduate Award Recipients

  • Nolan Craft - Beth Wilson Award (comes with a $500 cash award and plaque)
  • Chazney Markle - Outstanding Mathematics Major
  • Colby Shoults - Outstanding Mathematics Education Major
  • Christina Ware - Outstanding Mathematics Education Major

Graduate Student Award Recipients

  • Cordell Hammon - Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award

Graduating Ph.D. Recipients and Advisors

This year students graduating with their PhD also received a plaque presented by Dr. Dorina Mitrea, Professor and Chair of the Mathematics department.

  • Henry Ickes – Advisor Professor Johnny Henderson
  • Larry Allen – Advisor Professor Rob Kirby
  • Chian Yeong Chuah – Advisor Professor Tao Mei
  • Alan Mullenix – Advisor Professor Jameson Graber
  • Mads Reynold – Advisor Professor Jonathan Meddaugh
  • Jonathan Stanfill – Advisor Professor Fritz Gesztesy

Quotes From Some of Our Award Winners

Colby Shoults - Outstanding Senior in Math Ed

My time at Baylor did not begin in the mathematics department, but after encountering several incredible and supportive professors, I was encouraged to focus my education major on mathematics for middle grades. I am so grateful for the intentional work these professors put in every day to bring out the strongest students possible. They truly inspired my love for mathematics education. In the upcoming year, I will be traveling to Ghana to partner with other mathematics teachers and students to learn new methods and introduce ideas that I accumulated through my time at Baylor. I am so honored to have received this award and feel blessed to have the opportunity to share what I learned from this incredible department beyond our borders. Thank you!

Christina Ware - Outstanding Senior in Math Ed, McNair Scholar

My time at Baylor was successful due to the brilliant and patient math professors I had. My future plans include teaching 9th grade math at a Title 1 school in Charlotte, North Carolina as a Teach for America Corps member. After two years, I will pursue future opportunities in education policy and attend graduate school in a social science field. I am grateful for this award and will be placing it in my new classroom!

Nolan Craft - Beth Wilson Memorial Award

I am honored to have received the Beth Wilson Memorial Award. The math department and the professors within it have proven to be one of the greatest at Baylor, and I am thankful for how dedicated and caring they have been during my undergraduate career. Because of my experience at Baylor, I am moving on to pursue a doctorate in mathematical physics at Rice University.

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