Fall '14 - Spring '15 News + Events
TIME 2000 STUDENTS PLAN, HOST, AND PARTICIPATE IN THE THIRD ANNUAL FIELD DAY
On Thursday, 4 June, 40 TIME 2000 undergraduates participated in the Third Annual Field Day. There was plenty of enthusiasm, energy, and excitement during each activity. The event was such a big hit, plans are already being made for the Fourth Annual Field Day in 2015!
CELEBRATING CURRENT AND FUTURE MATHEMATICS TEACHERS
Inclement weather caused the cancellation of Dr. Artzt’s January reunion, but the weather was perfect on 3 June, when the reunion, recognizing dedicated mathematics educators who make a difference in the lives of their students and future teachers, was rescheduled.. TIME 2000 graduate, Nikolina Dabovic, Class of 2015, described the outstanding qualities of her former grade 7 mathematics teacher, Mr. Adam Zaid, at IS 77, Ridgewood, Queens. TIME 2000 graduate, Mrs. Kendal Askins, Undergraduate Class of 2007, Graduate Class of 2012 spoke about her former cooperating teacher, Ms. Merna Porter, grade 8 mathematics teacher at the Louis Armstrong Middle School, East Elmhurst, Queens, recipient of the Mary Felicetti Memorial Award. Ms. Catherine Lusardi, one of Dr. Artzt’s former students, gave a presentation on “flipping” a mathematics lesson.
TIME 2000 SENIORS GRADUATE
On Thursday, 29 May 2014, the thirteenth cohort of TIME 2000 graduated. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AWARD BESTOWED UPON A TIME 2000 GRADUATE
The Excellence in Mathematics Education Award was bestowed upon Michelle Yacoub, TIME 2000 Class of 2011, and mathematics teacher at Benjamin Franklin High School for Finance and Information Technology. She was the 2011 recipient of TIME 2000 Scholarship for Secondary Mathematics Graduate Studies at Queens College. Congratulations, Michelle!
EXCELLENCE IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AWARD BESTOWED UPON THREE TIME 2000 UNDERGRADUATES
The Undergraduate Excellence in Mathematics Education Award was bestowed upon Nikolina Dabovic, Arielle Eager Leavitt, and Celia Perlman. Congratulations to all!
TIME 2000 SENIOR RECEIVES AN AWARD FOR GRADUATE STUDY
TIME 2000 Senior, Kristin Tucker, received the fifth annual TIME 2000 Scholarship for Secondary Mathematics Graduate Studies at Queens College, sponsored by Professor Frances R. Curcio. The recipient of the award must be a graduating senior in TIME 2000, who has been accepted into the Secondary Mathematics Education Program at Queens College, with a high GPA in mathematics and education, and has provided outstanding service to TIME 2000. CONGRATULATIONS, Kristin!
TIME 2000 SENIOR RECEIVES THE HERB FREMONT AWARD
At the Secondary Education and Youth Services Awards Ceremony, Nancy Strbik received the Herb Fremont Award. The Fremont Award is given to an outstanding senior who will enter the Graduate Program in Secondary Mathematics Education following graduation from Queens College. Congratulations, Nancy!
MARA MARKINSON RECEIVES MULTIPLE AWARDS
On Tuesday, 26 May 2015, at the College-wide Baccalaureate Ceremony, Mara Markinson, TIME 2000 Class of 2012, and master’s degree candidate, was the only Queens College graduate student honored at the ceremony. She received the Graduate Award, a cash award, given to a student graduating with a master’s degree in recognition of outstanding scholarship and exceptional research. On Wednesday, 27 May 2015, at the Secondary Education and Youth Services Department (SEYS) Awards Ceremony Mara received the 17th annual Alice Artzt Award for Mathematics Teaching. The cash award is bestowed upon a master’s degree graduate for academic excellence, passion for teaching mathematics, and commitment to the profession. In the fall, Mara will pursue doctoral studies at Teacher College, Columbia University. Congratulations, Mara!
CLASS OF 2015 READY TO GRADUATE
On Wednesday, 13 May, 15 TIME 2000 seniors, undergraduates in the fourteenth TIME 2000 cohort, were honored at a graduation party in the Student Union at Queens College. More than 175 family, friends, and TIME 2000 students, faculty, and staff were on hand to congratulate them, after viewing their e-Yearbook. The seniors received awards from Dr. Alice Artzt, Director of the TIME 2000 Program, Mrs. Naomi Weinman, Program Administrator, and from officers of the Tutoring Club, MT4.
TIME 2000 SENIORS RECEIVE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT HONORS
On Monday, 11 May, four outstanding TIME 2000 Seniors received special awards from the Department of Mathematics: Nikolina Dabovic, Arielle Eager Leavitt, Celia Perlman, and Kristin Tucker. CONGRATULATIONS!
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