2003 Indiana Section of
the Mathematical Association of America
Distinguished Service Award
The Indiana Section Distinguished Service Award was initiated in 1993
to honor a member of the Section by acknowledging his or her extraordinary
contributions to the Section and outstanding efforts consistent with the
stated purposes of the Mathematical Association of America and the Section,
namely, assisting in promoting the interests of, and improving education
in, the mathematical sciences in America, especially at the collegiate
Among the many Section members
deserving such recognition is the one individual we honor this evening.
He has been one of our most committed leaders and he has always been willing
to help the section in all ways possible.
This individual I am speaking
of is Carl Cowen of Purdue University. Since coming to Purdue, Carl has
served his department as a researcher, as a superbly effective classroom
teacher, as a mentor of students and postdoctoral fellows and for a five
year period as department Head. He has won both sectional and national
awards for his outstanding record as a teacher.
Carl has twice served the Indiana
section as chair and he served as the Section's Governor from 1996 to
1999. He has also served on numerous national MAA committees, and he is
currently serving as first vice-president for the MAA. In many ways he
has been an example of the ideal section member.
Congratulations to Carl Cowen,
the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award.
Rick Gillman, Chair
Indiana Section of the Mathematical Association of America
March 28, 2003
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