SRU Good News for April 9, 2009
Marchand gets nod for President's Award for Teaching Excellence
Richard Marchand, Slippery Rock University associate professor of mathematics, will be awarded the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching Sunday as part of the University's annual Academic Honors Convocation.
The ceremony is at 2 p.m. in Morrow Field House.
Marchand, a member of the SRU mathematics faculty since 2003, has taught 17 different mathematics courses at SRU, including two he developed, "Mathematical Modeling" and "Introduction to Mathematical Software." Two of his students from the "Mathematical Modeling" class went on to compete at the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling and received meritorious raking - joining the top 13 percent in the world.
He has been honored as Math Professor of the Year at SRU and was previously nominated for the President's Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement and the Presidents Award for Excellence in Teaching. He received the William T. Hagan Young Scholar Award from CUNY-Fredonia, the Commander's Award for Public Service form the Department of the Army, and the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and Mathematical Association of America Award while at Clarion University.
He earned his doctorate in applied mathematics at the University of Virginia after earning his undergraduate mathematics degree at Clarion University. He has more than two dozen publications to his credit and has made nearly 60 presentations related to mathematics.
The convocation will also salute nearly 2,650 dean's list students, 60 Presidential Scholar honorees, 520 academic scholarship recipients, 130 scholar athletes, 17 community service learning volunteers and winners of the 2010 President's Award for Excellence in Scholarly and Creative Achievement and the President Award for Outstanding Service. Robert Smith, SRU president, will preside.
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