Westminster College Mathematics Students Inducted into Kappa Mu Epsilon Honor Society

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Five Westminster College mathematics majors were inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon (KME) mathematics honor society May 1.

The students inducted were:

  • Stephanie Burkus, a sophomore, is a daughter of Michael and Teresa Burkus and a graduate of Connellsville Area High School.
  • Brittany Erbe, a sophomore, is a daughter of Michael Erbe of Coaldale and a graduate of Panther Valley High School.
  • Michael Girata, a sophomore, is a son of John and Bernadette Girata of Monaca and a graduate of Central Valley High School.
  • John Griebel, a junior mathematics and computer science major, is a son of John and Jackie Griebel of Marble and a graduate of Keystone High School.
  • Morgan Swartz, a senior, is a daughter of Sheri Swartz and Kevin Swartz, Hubbard, Ohio, and a graduate of West Middlesex Area High School. 

The event was held at the home of Dr. Jeffrey Boerner, KME faculty adviser and assistant professor of mathematics, and was attended by KME members, inductees, and faculty from the Westminster Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students.  Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major.  The chapters' members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction. Both men and women are eligible for membership.

Contact Boerner at (724) 946-6023 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 is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 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 41 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.

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Seated: Brittany Erbe and Stephanie Burkus; Standing: John Griebel, Morgan Swartz, and Michael Girata