Mathematics Department

Scholarships and
Awards

A number of scholarships and awards have been established by faculty, alumni and friends of the mathematics department. The scholarships and awards in place as of 2003 are:

Anderson
Award
Barber Memorial
Scholarships
Bullock
Scholarships,
Cell
Scholarships
Chaney
Scholarships
Levine-Anderson
Awards
Lewis
Scholarships
Lord Corporation
Fellowships
Maltbie
Awards
Mathematics
Scholarship
Mumford
Scholarship
Park
Scholarships
Petrea
Scholarships
Winton–Rose
Scholarship
Martin
Scholarships

Descriptions of the awards and their donors are given below. In April of 1980, under Acting Head Walter Harrington, a ceremony was held to honor the winners of the Maltbie Awards, given to oustanding Teaching Assistants. A similar ceremony was held in 1981 when E. E. Burniston was Head of the Department. In 1982 an "Awards Day" was initiated to honor the recipients of all the awards and scholarships given by the Mathematics Department. "Awards Day" is now a tradition. Students who have successfully completed the Honors Program are also recognized on this day.

The Charles Noel Anderson Award (TOP)
This award was established in 1985 in honor of Professor Charles Anderson by William F. Cox and his brother David T. Cox. The Cox's are alumni of NCSU and were friends of Charles Anderson. The award is to be given to an outstanding sophomore in mathematics.

Professor Charles Anderson came to NCSU 1953 and retired in 1983. He was an effective and dedicated teacher who was respected by both students and colleagues. He challenged students with difficult problems and demanded the best from them. Professor Anderson served in the thankless job of Scheduling Officer for the department from 1973 to 1983. No matter what he was asked to do, he could be counted on to do it thoroughly and competently.

Pirkko Palonen Barber Memorial Scholarship Endowment  (TOP)
This scholarship was established in 2003 by Frederick G. G. Barber in loving memory of his mother, Pirkko Palonen Barber, a 1988 graduate with a degree in mathematics. The award is to provide scholarship support for students returning to college (attending college after other life experiences and time away from academics) and majoring in mathematics. Donor's desires that the scholarship committee give consideration to students from under represented populations in the math dept. enrollment as determined by the admissions office in order to enhance the diversity of the student body to the extent permissible by law.
The Mrs.Roberts C. Bullock and Dr. Rebecca R. Bullock Awards (TOP)
These awards are named in honor of Professor Bullock's wife, Pauline, and his daughter Rebecca who predeceased him. They are given to outstanding mathematics majors who have also demonstrated an ability in the use of the English language.

Professor Roberts C. Bullock joined NCSU in 1935 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1939 and full Professor in 1946. In 1969 his former students ranked him in the top five percent of the faculty as an instructor "who contributed most to my education at NCSU." He retired in 1973.

Professor Bullock was an important member of the graduate faculty and he did considerable research on rocket development. Prior to the development of the Ph. D. program in 1961, he directed numerous students in the masters program, which in those days required a thesis.

Professor Bullock was also very interested in undergraduate teaching and was regarded as an excellent teacher by his students and colleagues.. Because of this interest he established these two scholarships in the name of this wife and daughter.

The Marvin Chaney, Jr. and Mary D. Chaney Undergraduate Scholarship  (TOP)
This endowment was established in 1998 by Marvin and Mary Chaney (loyal and generous alumni). Awards shall be made to two or more students in Mathematics. Merit based scholarships and renewable with recipients maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
The John W. Cell Scholarships (TOP)
Professor John Cell was Head of the Mathematics Department from 1957 to 1967. His vigor, dedication, and enthusiastic leadership were crucial in the development of the Department into a research Department while maintaining its excellent reputation as a teaching department. He was responsible for hiring many outstanding research faculty and the establishment a Ph.D. program in the Department.

After his death in 1967, the Cell family, and others, generously established the J. W. Cell Scholarships which are awarded to outstanding junior or senior mathematics majors, preferable those who demonstrate financial need.

The Levine-Anderson Award (TOP)
This award was originally established by Professor Jack Levine to be awarded to the student that has the best performance on the Annual Putnam Examination. The award was originally known as the "Jack Levine Award'. However, in 1983, the family and friends of Professor Charles Anderson contributed to the fund and its name was changed to the "Levine-Anderson Award."

Professor Levine joined NCSU in 1935 after receiving his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He was active in research until his retirement in 1995. He has over 100 publications, mainly in the fields of cryptography, tensors and mathematical physics.
The William Lowell Putnam examination is an annual examination open to undergraduates in the United States. It is administered by the Mathematical Association of America. A description of the examination follows:
"The examination will be constructed to test originality as well as technical competence. It is expected that the contestant will be familiar with the formal theories embodied in undergraduate mathematics. It is assumed that such training, designed for mathematics and physical science majors, will include somewhat more sophisticated mathematical concepts than is the case in minimal courses. Thus the differential equations course is presumed to include some references to qualitative existence theorems and subtleties beyond the routine solution devices. Questions will be included that cut across the bounds of various disciplines, and self-contained questions that do not fit into any of the usual categories may be included. It will be assumed that the contestant has acquired a familiarity with the body of mathematical lore commonly discussed in mathematics clubs or in courses with such titles as [survey of the foundations of mathematics.] It is also expected that the self-contained questions involving elementary concepts from group theory, set theory, graph theory, lattice theory, number theory, and cardinal arithmetic will not be entirely foreign to the contestant's experience."
The Charles F. Lewis Scholarship ( TOP )
This award was established by Professor Charles F. Lewis to be given to an outstanding student who is is pursuing a double major in Mathematics and Mathematics Education.

Professor Lewis joined NCSU in 1946 as an instructor and was promoted to Assistant Professor in 1952. Prior to that he had been a teacher and a principal in both the Warren County high school system in Tennessee and the Johnston County high school system in North Carolina. In 1969 his former students ranked him in the top five percent of the faculty as an instructor "who contributed most to my education at NCSU." He retired in 1975 as a full-time faculty member but continued teaching part-time for several years. Professor Lewis taught the course in "Financial Mathematics" for a great many years.

Lord Corporation - CRSC Endowed Fellowship Fund  (TOP)
This fund was established by the Lord Corporation in 1999. It provides awards for graduate and post-doctoral fellowships study in applied mathematics and scientific computation at the Center for Research in Scientific Computation.
The Armstrong Maltbie Awards (TOP)
The Maltbie awards were established in 1979 by Professor and Mrs. Maltbie to be given to graduate Teaching Assistants who have excelled in teaching.

Professor Maltbie first came to NCSU in 1946 as an instructor in mathematics. He left to become head of the Mathematics Department at Broughton High School in Raleigh but returned to NCSU in 1956.

Professor Maltbie set up the Teaching Assistant Workshop to supervise and assist graduate students in their teaching duties. Many generations of teaching assistants have attested to his help and guidance. He, himself, was an excellent model of a teacher for he received two Outstanding Teacher Awards and an Alumni Award for excellence in teaching. He retired in 1979 but spent the next 4 years teaching part-time as an Professor Emeritus. In October 1979, Professor and Mrs. Maltbie generously donated money to set up an endowment fund for the Maltbie Awards.

Mathematics Scholarship Endowment  (TOP)
This scholarship was founded in 1996 by the Mathematics Department Scholarship Endowment Committee. Scholarships for undergraduate students enrolled in Mathematics. For one or more students - awarding merit based scholarships one year but renewable if recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress.
The Mary Alice and Hubert V. Park Scholarships ( TOP )
These scholarships were established in 1977 by Professor Park and his wife Mary Alice Park. These awards are made to rising juniors or seniors in mathematics who have demonstrated high academic ability. Financial need is also considered.

Professor Park joined NCSU in 1934 and retired in 1978 as Associate Head of the Department after 44 years of dedicated service. After retirement he continued to teach part-time for 13 more years. Few people, if any, have made such an impact on the Mathematics Department as Hubert Park. By his superb teaching, fair administration and illustrious service, Hubert Park set a standard which will be difficult to surpass.

Upon arriving at NCSU, Dr. Park quickly established himself as one of the the Department's most effective teachers. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1965 and 1968 and was named an Alumni Distinguished Professor for 1975-55. In 1982 Professor Park received the Alumni Award of Merit and in 1986 he received the Watauga Medal, the highest honor for service that the University awards.

In addition to his teaching, Professor Park contributed greatly to the administration of the Department. He served as Assistant Head of the Department 1962-67, 1968-1972, Acting Head of the Department 1967-68 and Associate Head of the Mathematics Department 1972-78.

The Howard A. Petrea Scholarship ( TOP )
This scholarship were established in 1995 by the friends and family of Professor Howard Petrea. It is awarded to an outstanding rising senior in mathematics.

Professor Petrea joined NCSU in 1946 as an Instructor of Mathematics and retired in 1989. He has had a distinguished career in teaching. In the years 1961 and 1962 he received the Phi Eta Sigma "Freshman Instructor of the Year" award. In 1976 he was honored as an Alumni Distinguished Professor; in 1965, 1971, and 1983 he was honored as an Outstanding Teacher; for each of the years 1970 through 1975, and also 1977 he was ranked in the top 5% of the faculty who the graduating class considered the person who contributed most to my education at North Carolina State University Professor Petrea taught large lecture sections in calculus and differential equations almost every year. As a result he taught literally thousand of students and was one of the most well-known and respected members in the math department.

The Carey Mumford Scholarship ( TOP )
This scholarship were established in 1970 by the Mumford family and others. It is awarded to an outstanding mathematics student in the sophomore, junior or senior year, preferably one who demonstrates financial need.

Professor Carey Mumford was a loyal and dedicated member of the Department for some 41 years. He retired in 1968 after serving the Department and the University in many different ways. He was Assistant Dean for the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences from 1960 to 1963 and served for ten years as the chairman of both the University Scheduling Committee and the Traffic Committee. He was a prominent member of the Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.

The Winton - Rose Scholarship ( TOP )
This award is a combination of two separate endowments, the Lowell S. Winton Graduate Scholarship established in 1987 by Professor Winton and his wife Cornelia Winton, and the Muriel and Nicholas Rose Graduate Endowment set up in 1989 by Muriel and Nick Rose. Contributions from friends of the Department increased these endowments. The Winton-Rose Scholarship is used to support graduate students who are working on their Ph. D. thesis.

Professor Lowell S. Winton came as an Instructor to NCSU in 1935. Except for one year during World War II, he remained a member of the mathematics faculty until his retirement as Professor in 1975. After retirement he continued to teach part-time for seven more years as Emeritus Professor. Professor Winton served the department in many capacities for a period of 47 years. Although he didn't have a special title he served as what is now called the Director of Undergraduate Studies. He acted as chief advisor for math majors and coordinator of curricular matters for undergraduates. He was recognized in 1971 by his former students as being in the top five percent of the faculty "who contributed most to my education at NCSU." To all who knew him, Dr. Winton was a gentleman and a scholar.

Professor Nicholas J. Rose came to NCSU as head of the Mathematics Department in 1968 and served in that capacity until 1977. He then returned to full time teaching and research until his retirement in 1989. He taught part-time as and Emeritus Professor until 2002. During his tenure as Head, the department was continuing to change from mostly a service department to a full-fledged modern research and teaching department. Twenty six tenure-track faculty were added to the department during this time. Most of these remained at state for the rest of their careers.

The Martin Scholarships ( TOP )
In 1999 Dr. LeRoy B. Martin Jr. and Charlotte M. Martin announced the establishment of a $200,000 charitable remainder trust to endow two scholarships and a teaching effectiveness program at North Carolina State University.

The Martins' trust will fund the $100,000 LeRoy B. Martin Jr. and Charlotte M. Martin /John Caldwell Scholarship Endowment. John T. Caldwell Alumni Scholarships are among NC States' most prestigious merit awards. They carry an annual stipend of $4,000 for in-state students and $7,500 for out-of-state students, plus summer enhancements. Caldwell Scholars are selected on the basis of leadership, academic achievement and intellectual promise. The Martin /Caldwell Scholarship is designated for students at NC State1s College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and first preference will be given to mathematics students.

The Martins' trust also will fund the $50,000 LeRoy B. Martin Jr. Mathematics Scholarship Endowment, and the $50,000 Elva and LeRoy Martin Teaching Effectiveness Program Endowment. This endowment honors Dr. Martin's late parents' dedication to public education.

A native of Elkin, Dr. Martin joined the NC State faculty in 1961 as an assistant professor of mathematics; was named associate professor of mathematics in 1965; professor of computer science and director of the Computing Center in 1968; and assistant provost for university computing in 1970. He also served as chairman of the Faculty Senate. Dr. Martin retired in 1996 but continued to teach a course each semester in the Department of Mathematics. Prior to teaching here, Martin received a master of science degree in engineering mathematics from NC State in 1952.

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