Eric A. Schreiner Memorial Scholarship

Presented to juniors or seniors in the Department who have completed at least 15 hours of their program and have shown outstanding achievement and potential for future contributions in the mathematical sciences.


Donald & Glenna Southwell Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a student who has done exemplary work in Actuarial Science. Funds for this scholarship were graciously donated by Donald and Glenna Southwell. Mr. Southwell graduated with honors from WMU in 1973 with his B.A. in Mathematics. He is currently the president and CEO of Unitrin Services Group, a life and health insurance company.


Fred A. Beeler Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to students who have done outstanding work in Mathematics. Funds for this scholarship were generously donated to the department by Isabel Beeler in 1994, in memory of her husband, Fred A. Beeler, who was a member of the mathematics faculty from 1946-1968.


Herbert H. Hannon Scholarship

Presented annually to one full or part time undergraduate student in mathematics education for high academic achievement. Dr. Hannon joined the WMU faculty in 1947. Although he taught many different undergraduate courses, his primary focus was elementary mathematics education. He retired in 1976.


Colonel Charles E. Bayliss Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to students who have done outstanding work in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Chemistry.  Colonel Bayliss graduated from WMU in 1950.


Robert Meagher Memorial Scholarship

Presented to a junior or senior mathematics major in recognition of high academic achievement. This award was established in 1993 by the Kalamazoo University High School Class of 1965 in honor of their classmate, Robert Meagher.his scholarship is presented to students who have done outstanding work in Mathematics, Computer Science, or Chemistry.


Grover Bartoo Memorial Mathematics Honor Award

This award is presented annually to a mathematics major in recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics. Professor Bartoo was a member of the Department of Mathematics from 1911-1946.


Department of Mathematics Presidential Scholar

Each year at a special convocation the President of the University bestows this honor on a senior chosen from each department in recognition of both general academic excellence and excellence within the major department combined with outstanding intellectual promise.


Graduate Teaching Effectiveness Award

Presented to a graduate student in recognition of significant contributions to the teaching mission of the University.

Graduate Research and Creativity Scholar Award

Presented annually to a doctoral student in recognition of scholarly productivity.

Department Graduate Research and Creativity Award

Presented annually to a doctoral student in recognition of scholarly productivity.


Robert C. Seber Memorial Award

Awarded annually to advanced students in the Masters of Arts in Mathematics Education Program for outstanding scholarship. Professor Seber joined the Department in 1956 and served as Professor of Mathematics Education for 22 years.


Yousef Alavi Doctoral Student Award

Presented to an outstanding doctoral student in mathematics or statistics in recognition of excellence in the student’s field of study, covering graduate studies, doctoral examinations, and research activities including the doctoral dissertation.  Professor Alavi, a faculty member from 1958 - 1997, chaired the Department from 1989 -1992. Devoted to all aspects of the graduate program, he served for many years as the Chair of the Graduate Committee and as the Graduate Programs Coordinator, helping develop various Masters and Doctoral Programs.


Charles H. Butler Excellence in Teaching Award

Presented annually to graduate teaching assistants in recognition of excellence in teaching over an extended period. Professor Butler, a former Chair of the Department, was a faculty member from 1937 to 1965.


Department Graduate Service Award

Presented annually to a graduate student in recognition of extraordinary dedication and outstanding service to the Department of Mathematics.



What is Math Club?

Math Club @ WMU is dedicated to promoting engagement in mathematics, by creating opportunities for learning and fun.


What is Pi Mu Epsilon?

Pi Mu Epsilon, Inc (PME), is the National Mathematics Honor Society.

Founded on May 25, 1914 at Syracuse University, PME currently has over 300 chapters at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

The purpose of the Society is to promote scholarly activity in mathematics among the students in academic institutions.