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

2020 - 2021
Kelsey Anne Cadenhead
Monica Marie Lichtenwalner
Robert Seth Rozelle

2019 - 2020
Hanwen Chen
Amy Beth Edwards
Robert Seth Rozelle

2018 - 2019
Amy Beth Edwards
Maranda Fulco
Kyle Kibodeaux
​Alec Powers
Spencer Shortt

2017 - 2018
Amy Beth Edwards
Maranda Fulco
Hanna Kagele
​Alec Powers
Spencer Shortt

2016 - 2017
Sophia DiCarlo
Samantha Clapp
Cuyler Warnock
Brian Minter
Hanna Kagele

Past Sara Nelson Recipients

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

2019 - 2020  Cain Gantt
2018 - 2019  Spencer Shortt
2017 - 2018  Jaclyn Pescitelli
2016 - 2017  Cuyler Warnock
2015 - 2016  Kirsten Morris
2014 - 2015  Andrew Pangia
2013 - 2014  Mary Kathryn Hill
2012 - 2013  Aubrey Kemp
2011 - 2012  Chelsea Davis
2010 - 2011  Matthew Ulm
2009 - 2010  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

2019 - 2020  Laurel Brodkorb
2018 - 2019  Stella Oliver & Alec Powers
2017 - 2018  Olivia Lindsey
2016 - 2017  Darby Bagwell
2015 - 2016  Emily Baum
2014 - 2015  Meghann Moriah Gibson
2013 - 2014  Sally Gilbreth
2012 - 2013  Kelsey Davis
2011 - 2012  Lauren Tripi
2010 - 2011  Hilary Rogers
2009 - 2010  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

2019 - 2020
Samuel Eichel
Stephen Mosley
James Pangia

2018 - 2019
Hanwen Chen
Justin Hockey
Emily Howe
Byung Rok Kim
Madison Link
Brooke McDonald
Stella Oliver

2017 - 2018
Joshua Ballard-Meyer
Matthew Dallas
Amy Edwards
Maranda Fulco
Cain Gantt
Hanna Kagele

2016 - 2017
Margo Rothstein
Alec Powers
William Edmiston

2015 - 2016
Emily Baum
Kendall Brown
Charles Quinn
Austin Sanders

Past KME Initiates

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  Brian Minter
2014 - 2015  Meghann Moriah Gibson

Eleyce Ard Usery Scholarship

2014 - 2015  Emily Baum