Thursday, April 06, 2006

Three Fairmont State University students were recognized during the West Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics conference on March 17 at Flatwoods.

Tracy J. Singleton of Mannington, a graduate of Lincoln High School, was named the winner of the Walter Regula Mathematics Teacher-in-Training Grant. Singleton is an education major with a specialization in grades 5-12 mathematics.

The Walter Regula Mathematics Teacher-in-Training grant is named in honor of Walter Regula (1914-1975), a Marshall University math education professor who served as president of the council. The $600 award is made annually to an outstanding college or university senior who is training to become a mathematics teacher and intends to teach in West Virginia.

Senior Dawn Phillips, an elementary education major from Elkins, W.Va., won first place in the "Math is Mega Fun," poster contest. Elementary education major Jennifer Shaw, a senior from Keyser, W.Va., won second place in the poster contest. Each of the winners was awarded a ribbon and cash prize.