2012 Certificate of Meritorious Service
Jennifer McNulty, University of Montana

Jenny McNulty will receive the PNW MAA Meritorious Service Award at the Joint Meeting in January. Jenny McNulty has served the Pacific Northwest Section of the MAA in a variety of important ways. She served as PNW Section Chair from 1999–2001, and she chaired the Bylaws Committee in 2002. But perhaps most notably, she was one of the founders of the Pacific Northwest Section Project NExT during her time as Section Chair.

Jenny has served as the PNW Project NExT Director since its founding in 2000, and she has coordinated the PNW Project NExT program and listserv for ten years. She was one of the keys to the PNW having its own section NExT before many other sections. Beyond the organizational details she aptly tends to, Jenny reaches out to make personal connections with new national and section fellows at each meeting to welcome them into the PNW MAA community. The PNW Section NExT program has flourished with her leadership, and it has brought a new vitality to the section that will be felt for years to come. As evidence, during the banquet at the 2010 section meeting, the attendees were asked to raise their hands if they were involved with the Project NExT activities; half the people in the room raised their hands. Jenny McNulty is the reason for all those hands.

The section nominates a recipient of this award every six years.

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