Awards

Sara Nelson Scholarship 

Dr. Sara L. Nelson graduated from Georgia State College for Women (now known as Georgia College) in 1926 with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a minor in chemistry. After receiving her Ph.D. in mathematics from Cornell University, she joined the faculty of Georgia College and was a beloved teacher of mathematics until her retirement in 1968. As a result of a generous endowment from Dr. Nelson, the Department of Mathematics awards several scholarships each academic year. The recipients are chosen by the Sara Nelson Scholarship Committee which is comprised of several members of the Department of Mathematics and the scholarship is deposited into the student’s GC account.

Sara Nelson Scholarship Recipients

2017 - 2018

Amy Edwards
Maranda Fulco
Hanna Kagele
​Alec Powers
Spencer Shortt

2016 - 2017

Sophia DiCarlo
Samantha Clapp
Cuyler Warnock
Brian Minter
Hanna Kagele

2015 - 2016

Samantha Clapp
Kirsten Morris
Cuyler Warnock
Brian Minter
Keri Spetzer

2014 - 2015

Andrew Pangia
Meghann Moriah Gibson
Keri Spetzer
Henry Rowland
Jordan Orlandini

2013 - 2014

Lydia Ozier
Mary Kathryn Hill
Juliana Martins
Meghann Moriah Gibson
Emily Baum
Lindsey Harrison 

2012 - 2013

Chelsea Davis
Kelsey Davis
Rujeko Chinomona
Sally Gilbreth
Mary Kathryn Hill
Madison Davis
Andrew Pangia

2011 - 2012

Kelley Walter
Chelsea Davis
Kelsey Davis
Kendyl Wade
Colleen Foy
Lydia Ozier

2010 - 2011

Hilary Rogers
Zhouyan (Ambrose) Xie
Lauren Tripi
Cara Powell
Kelsey Davis
Matthew Ulm
Nigel Sanyangore
Katherine Austin
Chelsea Davis

2009 - 2010

Christopher Washington
Jessica Ollom
Dimitrios Kakavelakis
Hilary Rogers
Nigel Sanyangore
Moses Isang
Zhouyan (Ambrose) Xie
Chelsea Davis
Katherine Austin

 

Outstanding Mathematics Major Award 

Every year, the Department of Mathematics selects one of its majors for the Outstanding Math Major award. In so doing, the department wishes to recognize a student who exemplifies the qualities it values in a student’s pursuit of his/her studies in mathematics. Candidates for this award are nominated by the faculty and the recipient is selected by a vote of the faculty. The award carries a cash prize of $200 funded by the Department of Mathematics.

Outstanding Mathematics Major Award Recipients

2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015
2013 - 2014
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010

Cuyler Warnock
Kirsten Morris
Andrew Pangia
Mary Kathryn Hill
Aubrey Kemp
Chelsea Davis
Matthew Ulm
Jamie Nevin

 

Joanne Mayberry Mathematics Prize

Joanne Mayberry was a long-time faculty member at Georgia College who was recognized as an expert in the field of mathematics education. The Joanne Mayberry Mathematics Prize was established in memory of Dr. Mayberry to honor her legacy of high academic standards and genuine love and concern for the teaching profession and her students. The Joanne Mayberry Mathematics Prize is awarded each year to an exceptional mathematics student selected by the faculty in the Department of Mathematics. Preference is given to candidates who are likely to pursue a career in mathematics education, including those who plan to pursue an advanced degree in mathematics or mathematics education. The award carries a cash prize of funded by the Math Department’s Joanne Mayberry Math Prize foundation account.

Joanne Mayberry Mathematics Prize Recipients

2016 - 2017
2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015
2013 - 2014
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010

Darby Bagwell
Emily Baum
Meghann Moriah Gibson
Sally Gilbreth
Kelsey Davis
Lauren Tripi
Hilary Rogers
Christopher Washington

 

Kappa Mu Epsilon

Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national organization founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its members recognize the great service of mathematics in the development of civilization.  Kappa Mu Epsilon is a society for undergraduate students, as well as beginning graduate students and faculty, who have a strong commitment to mathematics.

The primary purposes of Kappa Mu Epsilon are:

  • to further interest in mathematics,
  • to emphasize the role of mathematics in the development of civilization,
  • to develop an appreciation of the power and the beauty of mathematics,
  • to recognize the outstanding mathematical achievement of its members,
  • to familiarize members with the advancements being made in mathematics.

In 1998, the Department of Mathematics was granted a charter to form a chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, known as the Georgia Beta Chapter.  To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed at least three semesters of college work, have completed the following coursework

  • MATH 2263
  • MATH 2150 or MATH 3030
  • One 4000-level MATH course,
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average in his or her mathematics courses.

 

KME Initiates

2016 - 2017

Margo Rothstein
Alec Powers
William Edmiston

2015 - 2016

Emily Baum
Kendall Brown
Charles Quinn
Austin Sanders

2014 - 2015

Samantha Clapp
Meghann Moriah Gibson
Megan McGurl
Kirsten Morris
Matthew Pearson
Rhett Roberts
Cuyler Warnock

2013 - 2014

Kristen Busby
Monica Pescitelli
Jonathan Self
Alaina Totten
Lindsay Yates 

2012 - 2013

Rujeko Chinomona
Sarah Huskisson
Andrew Pangia

2011 - 2012

Chelsea Davis
Colleen Foy
Sally Gilbreth
Aubrey Kemp
Jacqueline Merriman
Savannah Moore
Catherine Stein
Patricia Swift
Kelly Walter

2010 - 2011

Kelsey Davis
Trey Gay
Thomas Pangia
Lauren Tripi
Kendyl Wade
Scott Wofford

 

Spirit of Ingenuity Award

2015 - 2016
2014 - 2015

Brian Minter
Meghann Moriah Gibson

 

Eleyce Ard Usery Scholarship

2014 - 2015

Emily Baum


 

Department of Mathematics
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Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-5213
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