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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hattiesburg, Miss., October 23, 2013 - Dr. Charlotte McShea, professor of mathematics and chair, department of mathematics at William Carey University, has been named College Mathematics Teacher of the Year by the Mississippi Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). The purpose of MCTM is to encourage an active interest in mathematics, to afford a medium of interchange of views regarding the teaching of mathematics, and to further the cooperative study of problems relating to the teaching of mathematics at all five levels of instruction.

The aims of the department of mathematics are: (1) to give each student enrolled in the department an insight into the nature of mathematics and to acquaint students with some of its fundamental principles, (2) to offer the appropriate mathematical preparation to students pursuing a course of study for which certain mathematics courses are prerequisites, and (3) to provide training for those students whose major interest is mathematics, including those preparing to teach mathematics in secondary schools, those seeking industrial employment, and those planning to do graduate work in mathematics.