||Professor honored with mathematics award
RELEASED: April 16, 2009
DANVILLE, KY—Dr. Christine Shannon, Margaret V. Haggin Professor of Science and professor of mathematics and computer science, is the recipient of the 2009 Award for Distinguished College and University Teaching of Mathematics by the Kentucky section of the Mathematics Association of America. The annual award recognizes a Kentucky mathematics educator for teaching excellence. The MAA is devoted to promoting and encouraging the study, the teaching and the learning of mathematics.
"Dr. Shannon definitely deserves this award, and I hope she continues to inspire and require the best of her students for many more years at Centre," says Michael Henry, a senior mathematics and Spanish double major. "I've had Dr. Shannon in four courses at Centre, and her uncanny ability to relate some of the most complex logic to her students is unparalleled. I couldn't begin to explain how much I've learned in her classes. She's right every single time she exclaims, 'Look how much you've learned since the beginning of the semester!'"
At the ceremony, the Kentucky section of the MAA also honored Shannon's husband, David, who teaches mathematics at Transylvania University. Together the couple have more than 70 years of teaching experience at Kentucky colleges and universities.
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