Greenwald recognized for advancing women in mathematics
BOONE — The Association for Women in Mathematics has named Sarah J. Greenwald, professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences, among its 2020 AWM Fellows. The AWM Fellows Program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to the support and advancement of women in the mathematical sciences.
She joins the third class of fellows, comprising 18 women in the field of mathematics from colleges and universities across the U.S., as well as research institutes. She will be honored at the AWM Reception and Awards Presentation as part of the Joint Mathematics Meeting held in Denver, Colo., Jan. 16, 2020.
According to the AWM website, Greenwald was selected as a fellow “for her creative and effective efforts to spark interest in mathematics among young people, especially girls; for her extensive contributions to advancing women in mathematics through writing, lectures and working with the AWM and other professional societies; and for her mentorship of students.”
Greenwald joined the faculty in Appalachian’s Department of Mathematical Sciences in 1998 as an assistant professor and was promoted to associate professor in 2004 and professor in 2009. She is also a faculty affiliate in the university’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies and gender, women’s and sexuality studies program, housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Delta Kappa Gamma awards scholarships
Each year the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, an organization for women leaders in education, award at least one scholarship to an education major from Appalachian State University or Lees-McRae College.
Emily Harrison from Lees-McRae College and Sarah Dixon from Appalachian State University are the two most recent winners who were recognized at Alpha Gamma’s October meeting.
Harrison, from Lowgap, N.C., is a senior at Lees-McRae College majoring in special education. She found Lees-McRae through tennis and has just finished her last competitive season of tennis so she can focus on student teaching in the spring semester. Harrison founded the Leaders in Education and Professionalism club on campus. This organization encourages students to take accountability for their learning and make their education personal. Harrison would love to find a job teaching exceptional children somewhere in the High Country.
Sarah Dixon, from Siler City, is a junior at Appalachian State University. Her major is middle grades education with concentrations in math and science. Currently Dixon works as a manager in the ASU campus tutoring center as well as in the math and science educational center housed in the college of education. Dixon is a part of Appalachian Community of Education Scholars, Professional Education Council, Prospective Teachers of Mathematics Association (PTMA), as well as the Appalachian Educators club.
Her dream would be to teach sixth-grade math; however, she would be happy teaching math or science in middle school.
Wilson earns Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate
LENOIR — Officer Timothy Edward Wilson of the Caldwell County’s Sheriff’s Office was awarded the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate by the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission on Sept. 13.
The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission was established in September 1983. The purpose of the North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission is to upgrade the capabilities, competence and proficiency of sheriffs’ departmental personnel through programs, standards and procedures involving employment, improvement, career development and retention of the sheriffs’ office personnel. The North Carolina Sheriffs’ Education and Training Standards Commission currently maintains certification files on over 25,000 deputy sheriffs, detention officers and telecommunicators.
The purpose of the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Enforcement Certificate is to recognize the level of competence of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs serving North Carolina Sheriffs’ Offices, to foster increased interest in college education and professional law enforcement training and to attract high qualified individuals into a law enforcement career. The Advanced Deputy Professional Law Certificate is the highest professional certificate awarded to sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in N.C. To qualify for the Advanced Deputy Professional Law Certificate, sheriffs and deputy sheriffs must complete a combination of professional training and relevant education, as well as, meet minimum experience requirements.
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