Welcome to the Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA
Annual Business Meeting (Virtual)
The 2020 Section Business Meeting was held as planned on Saturday,
April 18, 2020. Approximately 17 persons attended (virtually).
A recording of the meeting is available here.
2020 Election of Section Officers
This year, there will be elections for two officers:
- Vice Chair: A renewable two-year term reserved for
representatives of two-year community colleges. Shawna Mahan
has served admirably in this post for two terms and is ineligible to
- Secretary/Treasurer: A renewable three-year term. Mona
Mocanasu has served a partial term (as replacement for Spencer Bagley)
and is elibible for re-election.
Details about the duties of both officers can be found in the
Section Procedures Handbook .
Candidates who are nominated prior to the Annual Business Meeting will be
presented at the meeting, and additional nominations can be made during
Due to the upheaval of moving from campus to home offices, the
nomination period has been extended to
May 15 , 2020. Please send
nominations to Greg Oman , Chair of
the Nomination Committee. All nominees must be current MAA members.
Self-nomination is permitted.
The (online) election will start shortly after nominations are finished,
with candidate information posted on the website. It is expected that
the election will close on June 15.
Spring 2020 Newsletter Available
The Rocky Mountain Section Spring 2020 Newsletter is now available in
Thanks to Pam Peters for putting this together.
Please contact George Heine about any formatting issues.
Cancellation Notice: Spring 2020 Section Meeting
Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the many university closures,
organizers have decided that the Spring 2020 meeting of the Rocky
Mountain Section, originally scheduled for April 17–18
at Metropolitan State University of Denver, will be canceled.
Information about rescheduling will be posted as it becomes available.
New Section Chair
The votes are in for the Rocky Mountain Section's first online
election for officers. Thanks to all who participated in the voting.
Dan Swenson of Black Hills State University in Spearfish,
South Dakota, is the new Chair-Elect, and will take over duties
of Section Chairperson after the next Section meeting.
A brief biography of Dr. Swenson is available online as part of the
Nominating Committee Report in the Spring Newsletter.
2019 Teaching Award Winners
Congratulations to Kenneth Monks, Front Range
Community College (Boulder Campus), winner of the
Early Career Teaching Award, and to Travis Kowalski,
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, winner of the
Burton W. Jones Distinguished Teaching Award.
Rocky Mountain Section History, Live on the Website
You are invited to check out the collection of
Historical Materials on the section website.
Materials include Meeting Reports from (almost) all meetings between
1917 and 1998, narrative summaries by David Ballew, and another
narrative, with emphasis on Colorado College, by Bill Ramaley.
This is still a work in progress! Those with time, energy, and
interest are invited to study these materials and contribute to understanding
the history of our section.