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Math Professor Wins Award

CCCCD Math Professor Wins Award

MARCH 11, 2002-CCCCD Math Professor James "Chip" Galloway is the first instructor to receive the award for Teaching Excellence from the Texas Mathematical Association for Two-Year Colleges (TexMATYC). This announcement was made at a recent Texas Community College Teacher's Association convention in Houston.

Criterion for the selection was based on classroom expertise, professional involvement, interaction with colleagues and service to the college. All statewide award winners will be nominated for the national Teaching Excellence Award, given by American Mathematical Association for Two-year Colleges, every other year.

"We are fortunate to have an instructor of Professor Galloway's ability in our department," said Dr. Cameron Neal, Dean of the department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. "And there are many more award-winning faculty throughout the college."

Galloway has given presentations on "Integrating Math History in the Classroom" and "Beauty and Order in Numbers and Geometry" both at the college and at the American Mathematical Association. He also co-presented a workshop on cryptology as part of the Day of Science program for Bowman Middle School Students.

"The real winners here are our students," said President Cary A. Israel. "Our faculty continue to be recognized for their exemplary instruction as well as their commitment to innovative and scholarly initiatives."

Professor Galloway holds bachelor's and master's degrees in mathematics from Stephen F. Austin State University and a second master's degree in statistics from Southern Methodist University.