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Thomas Hagedorn Receives MAA-NJ Section 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Thomas Hagedorn Receives MAA-NJ Section 2017 Distinguished Service Award

Congratulations to Dr.Thomas Hagedorn, who has received the MAA-NJ Section Sr.  Stephanie   Sloyan  Award  for Distinguished Service. This award is given to a MAA-NJ member in appreciation for many years of extraordinary service contributed to the mission of the organization.

From the citation:

Tom Hagedorn’s service to the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA-­‐NJ) is outstanding. He founded and organized the New Jersey Undergraduate Mathematics Competition (NJUMC) in 2004. He served on the Garden State Undergraduate Mathematics Conference (GSUMC) 2004 organizing committee and the NJUMC organizing committee from 2005 – 2006. He served as the GSUMC director in 2007 and 2008, and served as co-­‐director in 2009 and 2010.

Tom served as MAA-­‐NJ’s Vice-­‐Chair for Speakers from 2008 to 2013, and as the section’s Chair-­‐Elect, Chair, and Past-­‐Chair from 2012 through 2016. He organized or co-­‐organized contributed paper sessions at MAA-­‐NJ meetings in 2003 (Use of

Technology for Teaching Undergraduate Mathematics), 2004 (Technology in the Mathematics Classroom), and this meeting (Innovations in the Precalculus Curriculum), and co-­‐organized a workshop, Using WeBWorK, for the joint fall 2010 meeting with EPADEL. Most recently, Tom has chaired the MAA-­‐NJ Nominating Committee this past fall.

At the Association level, Tom has served on the Contributed Paper Session Committee from 2008 to 2014, during which time he co-­‐organized the General Contributed Paper Sessions for JMM 2011 and MathFest 2013. Since 2014, Tom has served on the Deborah and Franklin Tepper Haimo Award Committee, and is currently its chair. He served, from 2013 to 2015, on an ad-­‐hoc Invited Address Committee for JMM 2015 and served on the WebSIGMAA nominating committee in 2010.

Tom has organized or co-­‐organized several contributed paper sessions at national MAA meetings: “Open and Accessible Problems in Number Theory and Algebra” at MathFest 2010 and MathFest 2012, “Perspectives and Experiences in Mentoring Undergraduate Students in Research” at JMM 2015 and “Successful Implementation of Innovative Models for Developmental and General Education Mathematics” at JMM 2017. He also co-­‐organized the poster sessions on “Me and My Gadgets—Teaching with Technology” at JMM 2016 and 2017.

We are very grateful to Tom Hagedorn for his many years of effective and dedicated service to the New Jersey Section of the Mathematical Association of America and the Association level of the MAA.

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