February 8, 2013
The Pennsylvania Mu Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon Mathematics (KME) Honor Society held initiation ceremonies on Thursday, January 31. The evening began with a prayer by chapter member Dr. Pedro Muíño, professor of chemistry and Great Lakes regional director of KME. Dinner was held followed by a talk “Metrics in a Plane,” by assistant professor of mathematics and KME member Dr. Brendon LaBuz.
Then thirteen new members participated in the initiation ceremony, including: Shannon Adams (junior biology; Moon Township, PA); Christopher Albright (sophomore chemistry; Martinsburg, PA); Emily Basile (junior computer science; Johnstown, PA); Mallory Cortis (sophomore chemistry; Chambersburg, PA); Ryan Ickes (sophomore computer science; Portage, PA); Nicholas Lassak (sophomore engineering; Loretto, PA); Christina Leid (sophomore mathematics; Ephrata, PA); Greg Mountain (junior chemistry; Imler, PA); Becky Peer (junior engineering; Quebec, Canada); Ashley Turnbull (sophomore computer science; Cumberland, MD); Margaret Waldron (sophomore chemistry; Great Mills, MD); Naiyi Wu (sophomore engineering; Shanghai, China); Frank Youmbi (sophomore chemistry; Ngaoundere, Cameroon).
The initiation ceremony was led by chapter officers President Minh Do (junior chemistry; Cao Lanh City, Vietnam), Vice President Ryan Knee (senior mathematics; Cresson, PA), Secretary Elise Löfgren (junior chemistry; Molnlycke, Sweden), Treasurer James Shiring (senior mathematics; Ford City, PA), Faculty Sponsor Dr. Kate Remillard (Adjunct Assistant Professor of Mathematics), and Corresponding Secretary Dr. Peter Skoner (Professor of Physics). Also participating were KME members Dr. John Harris (Department Chair) and Mr. Mike Blaisdell (Network Manager), and student members. The evening concluded with a closing prayer from Dr. Muíño.
The Pennsylvania Mu chapter at Saint Francis was founded in 1979 and the present membership stands at 356. Congratulations to the new members! Learn more about the School of Sciences.