Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The Westminster College chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society inducted 10 students and a faculty member as new members at a ceremony May 1 at Westminster's Field Station.
New members are: students Julie Bearer, Gregory Clark, Amber Hill, Jenna Huston, Connor MacKenzie, Brandon Mosley, Allison Rice, Julie Rice, Laura Smallhoover, and Emily Walther and Dr. Jeffrey Boerner, assistant professor of mathematics.
The induction ceremony was led by Dr. Natacha Fontes-Merz, associate professor of mathematics and Kappa Mu Epsilon adviser, and the officers: Coty Hainsey, president; Bethany Ekimoff, vice president; Robert Rhodes, secretary; Emily Dolsak, treasurer; and Richard Ligo, public relations chair.
Kappa Mu Epsilon, a national honor society, was founded to promote the interest in mathematics among undergraduate students in colleges and universities that offer a strong mathematics major. Members are selected from students in mathematics and closely related disciplines who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.
Contact Fontes-Merz at (724) 946-7290 or email for additional information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.