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Singletary Receives Rahamut Award


Dr. Laura Singletary Receives Rahamut Award
Dr. Laura Singletary

Dr. Laura Singletary, assistant professor of mathematics at Lee University, has been named the winner of the 2016 Janet Rahamut Award.

The Janet Rahamut Award is given in recognition to the faculty member that exhibits the most heart for students evidenced by frequent interaction and positive involvement with them outside of the classroom.

The award is named in memory of Dr. Janet Rahamut, a veteran English professor whose tragic death in 2000 shocked the campus and left a tremendous void in the collective heart of the Lee family. The award was created to honor Rahamut’s dedication to her students, in and out of the classroom.

“I will treasure this award because it was given to me by students,” said Singletary.

Singletary joined Lee’s faculty in fall 2012. She earned her doctorate in mathematics education from the University of Georgia and was awarded the Presidential Graduate Fellowship while there. She received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Lee University.

Singletary has published research in such publications as Mathematical Thinking and Learning, Educational Studies in Mathematics, Mathematics Teacher Educator, Mathematics Teachers, and School Science and Mathematics.

The recipient of the Janet Rahamut Award is chosen by a student committee chaired by the Student Leadership Council chairperson and sponsored by the Vice President for Student Development.

Singletary has mentored several students who have presented research at regional undergraduate mathematics conferences as well as at the Mathematical Association of America’s MathFest conference. Her students have won awards for their research done in Singletary’s History of Mathematics class.

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