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.