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Phil Douglas, B.S., mathematics, ’56; M.S., mathematics, ’60; Ph.D., mathematics, ’66, a retired Lansing Community College (Mich.) math professor, is a volunteer tutor for MSU math students. Stanly Steinberg, B.S., mathematics, ’62; M.A., mathematics, ’63, is professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and co-PI for the New Mexico Center for the Spatiotemporal Modeling of Cell Signaling. Tom Butts, M.S., mathematics, ’67; Ph.D., mathematics, ’73, professor emeritus in mathematics education at the University of Texas, Dallas, is principal co-author of the textbook Advanced Quantitative Reasoning: Mathematics for the World Around Us. He also serves on the advisory panel of the American Mathematics Competitions. Robert Rietz, B.Sc., mathematics, ’70; Honors College, now retired, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Academy of Actuaries, effective Jan. 1, 2017. He is currently a member of the investment committee of the Detroit General Employees Retirement System and also wrote the feature article for the July/ August issue of Contingencies. Steve Allen, B.A., mathematics, ’73; M.A., economics, ’74, associate dean for graduate programs and research, Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence from NC State last May— the highest recognition for faculty at NC State. Ira Robbin, mathematics, ’73, is a property casualty insurance actuary for TransRe Insurance headquartered in New York, N.Y. Mark Squillace, mathematics, ’74, is a professor of law at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder. He has written a book, Environmental Decisionmaking for the 21st Century, which is expected to be out shortly. Frank Sottile, physics and mathematics, ’85, is on sabbatical from Texas A&M University for the 2016-17 academic year at the Fields Institute for Research in the Mathematical Sciences in Toronto. He is a corresponding editor of the new Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry, for which he helped found. Edward Aboufadel, mathematics, ’86, was appointed assistant vice president for academic affairs at Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Mich., in January 2016. Timothy F. Englund, Ph.D., mathematics, ’97, is dean of the College of the Sciences and professor of mathematics at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Christy Stehouwer, secondary mathematics education, ’97, is an academic advisor at MSU working under a Department of Education federal grant. DeMarcus Ducre, mathematics, ’07, has worked in the finance and banking industry since 2009 and is currently assistant branch manager at BestBank in Romulus, Mich. Samuel Otten, M.S., mathematics, ’08; Ph.D., mathematics education, ’12, was named the Lois Knowles Faculty Fellow in the Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum at the University of Missouri in Columbia. Nicolas Shuler, mathematics, ’12, a life actuarial student at Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan, received the designation Associate of the Society of Acturaries in March. Cole Radenbaugh, actuarial science, ’15, is currently serving as a Peace Corps education volunteer in Mozambique, where he is teaching 11th-and 12th-grade technology and computers. Kellie Stilson, mathematics, ’15, is a mathematics teacher at South Elgin High School in Illinois. She was one of only 34 teachers nationally to be named a 2016 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellow in recognition of her exemplary teaching practices and leadership. Sarah Garcia, mathematics, ’16, is continuing her education at MSU through the College of Education, where she is earning her teaching certificate in mathematics and French as an intern at West Bloomfield High School in Michigan. Lauren Pickworth, mathematics, ’16, is a technical assistant in the Commercial Lines Department at Michigan Millers Mutual Insurance Company in Lansing. Alumni Honor Chelsea Walton, Ph.D., mathematics, ’05, received the 2016 College of Natural Science Recent Alumni Award for outstanding professional achievement. Walton is a Selma Lee Bloch Brown assistant professor at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pa. Walton received her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In Memoriam Professor Emeritus Ed Palmer died April 17, 2015. Palmer joined the MSU faculty in the Department of Mathematics in 1967 and served as associate chair of the math department from 1997 to 1999. During his tenure, he wrote two books and more than 70 research papers on his specialty—combinatorics and graph theory. He received his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Walton 2 Mathematics

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