** Joel Bernabeo receives Outstanding Baccalaureate Award. **

**Joel** started at SDSU right after graduating from Carlsbad High School in 2010. From that time on, he dedicated his studies to the single subject teaching credential program for mathematics at SDSU. His main inspiration stems from his high school calculus teacher, Mr. Rosen. Highlight of his studies at State was being awarded the Steven Michael Rogers Scholarship for Excellence in Mathematics. This award validated his choice of career path. In the fall, Joel will begin his teaching credential at SDSU. Upon completion, he desires to either teach in Carlsbad and be involved with surf and skate PE, or pursue teaching at Hoover High School. Joel is the recipient of the Outstanding Baccalaureate Award presented by the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. He graduated on May 16, 2014 receiving a B.A. in Mathematics. We wish Joel good luck and continued success in his career aspirations.

Joel’s selection of his **Most Influential Faculty **was Dr Chris Rasmussen

Additional awards and recognition were presented to graduates and faculty at the

Annual Commencement Awards & Social on May 6th. Awards included:

*Baccalaureate Degree Awards*

Outstanding Baccalaureate Candidate in Mathematics & Statistics

JOEL ROBERT BERNABEO

**B.A. Mathematics, Single Subject Teaching Credential**

**Academic Excellence in Mathematics **

**NADIA MARIE OTT**

**B.S. Mathematics, emphasis Applied Mathematics**

**Academic Excellence in Statistics KIERAN GREGORY SPRUNK **

**B.S. Statistics**

*Master’s Degree Awards*

**Academic Excellence in Mathematics LILJANA GJORGE HRISTOVA &**

**SARA WANG**

**M.S. Applied Mathematics**

**Academic Excellence in Mathematics Education **

**AIDA LINDA SILVA**

**M.A. Teaching Service**

Academic Excellence in Statistics

**PETER RANDOLPH TRUBEY & PETER TUAN-PING WANG **

**M.S. Statistics**

**Favorite Faculty Award presented by Student Affairs **

**STEVE KIRSCHVINK, COREY MANCHESTER & RENEE THOMPSON**

**Graduate Teaching Assistants**

**Spencer Bagley**, Ph.D., Mathematics & Science Education** Christian Junginger**, MS Statistics

**Tyler Levasseur**, MS Applied Mathematics

**Shelbi Mayo**, MS Applied Mathematics

**Vi Trang**, MA Mathematics

**Peter Trubey**, MS Statistics

**Peter Wang**, MS Statistics

**Yifan Zhu**, MS Statistics

**Congratulations and best wishes to all of our Department of Mathematics & Statistics Awardees and the Graduating Class of 2014. **