Student award established in honor of retiring professors

Jones/Wetherbee Mathematics and Computer Science Award to be awarded each year
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2011-05-02
Above, the Jones/Wetherbee
Mathematics and Computer
Science Award was established
this year in honor of retiring
professors, Dr. Francis Jones,
left, and Dr. Winfield Wetherbee.
Dr. Francis Jones, Huntington University, a Christian college
Dr. Francis Jones
Dr. Winfield Wetherbee, Huntington University, a Christian college
Dr. Winfield Wetherbee

HUNTINGTON, Ind.— In recognition of a combined 74 years of service to Huntington University, a student award has been named in honor of retiring professors, Dr. Francis Jones and Dr. Winfield Wetherbee.

The Jones/Wetherbee Mathematics and Computer Science Award has been established by faculty, staff, alumni and friends in recognition of Jones’ and Wetherbee’s service to the university. The award will be given to one student in the mathematics and computer science department each year. It will encourage the student to continue pursuing mathematics or computer science by supporting the purchase of mathematical software or other technology to assist in his or her academic pursuits.

“The award honors the teaching legacies and many departmental contributions of Dr. Jones and Dr. Wetherbee who have earned distinction for themselves and Huntington University through their teaching and inspiration to students, professional associations, scholarly endeavors and institutional service,” said Dr. Ruth Nalliah, professor of chemistry.

Jones, professor of mathematical sciences and department chair, joined the faculty in 1971. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Huntington College and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Michigan State University.

Wetherbee, professor of mathematical sciences, joined the faculty in 1977. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wheaton College and a M.S. and Ph. D. in mathematics from Clarkson University.

The two were recognized during a reception on May 1.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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