Mu Alpha Theta Scholarships and Spring
Events
The Northeast Alabama Community College chapter of Mu Alpha
Theta, the mathematics honor society, sponsored two dual
enrollment math scholarships, each valued at $420, during the
spring semester for students in area schools. Recipients were
Jayla Genae Brewster from North Jackson and Brittany Elisabeth
Evans from Fort Payne.
The NACC chapter also offered one $500 Summer Honors Scholarship
to a current Mu Alpha Theta member planning to register for at
least three semester hours during the summer semester. The 2014
scholarship recipient is Sarah Calvert, a sophomore from Grove
Oak majoring in electrical engineering.
Mu Alpha Theta sponsored
an Algebra I Bowl at NACC for area Algebra I students on
April 3, 2014. This individual competition is held annually
to encourage students to excel in mathematics. Heather
Hallmark from Section High School earned the highest score
and received a TI84+C graphing calculator and m&m’s
(because math matters!). Section High School and Woodville
High School tied for the most participants, so each school
also received a graphing calculator. Parents and chaperones
attended a college orientation session presented by Sherry
Whitten, director of the College and Career Planning Center.
In other news, Mu Alpha Theta celebrated
the circle on 3.14 Pi Day (March 14) in the Student Center with
m&m’s, pie samples, hula hoops, ring toss, basketball toss, and
a moon pie eating contest.
An induction ceremony was recently held to recognize the 65 new
members from the spring semester. Current 201314 officers
conducted the ceremony: President – Daniel Richey;
VicePresident – Jacob Cleveland; Secretary – Brooke Kuykendall;
Treasurer – Sarah Calvert; and Parliamentarian – Tomas Roberts.
Guest speaker Derrick R. Wilson described his responsibilities
as a civil engineer and District Manager of the Alabama
Department of Transportation, First Division, which includes
Madison County and parts of Jackson County. Wilson graduated
from Geraldine High School in 2000, Northeast Alabama Community
College in 2002, and Auburn University in 2005. He pointed out
that the current top 15 highest paying careers are from degrees
related to mathematics and engineering. For all careers,
however, he referred to research that noted common traits of
successful people: integrity, strong work ethic, interpersonal
skills, goaloriented, and perseverance through adversity.
Wilson closed the program with a motivational poem he received
from his high school football coach. He keeps a framed print of
this “State of Mind” poem by Walter D. Wintle displayed in his
office.
New Mu Alpha Theta members for the Spring 2014 semester are
Amelia Adkins, Gabriel Bailer, Nik Beaty, Cameron Benefield,
Corey Glen Bevel, Shannon Michelle Bradbury, John Breland,
Andrew Brewster, Forrest Brooks, Emily Rose Brown, Lucas Bryant,
Katherine Joyce Bryant, Jessica Cagle, John Cavin, Shawna
Faleama Clark, Chelsea Dawn Collins, William Grason Cordell,
Kaleb Crabtree, Laura DeBord, Chelsea B. Dunn, Brittany
Elisabeth Evans, Kayla Fowler, J. T. Gilbreath, Tanner Glenn
Gilliam, Cody Goff, Diana C. Goss, Hayden David Gray, Jacob Ryan
Gray, Christa Taylor Hastings, Russell JohnPatrick Hatley,
Hallie Higginbotham, April Christine Hodges, Logan Holkem,
Jonathan Andrew Horsfield, Caleb Hughes, Matthew Jenkins,
William R. Lacy, Macy Laney, Richard Lavallee, Sara Lovelady,
Derek R. Maness, Ellen Mannon, Dylan Mason, Lauren McConnell,
Sydney Rebecca Monroe, Grayson Palmer, Hunter Cole Payne, Abby
Gail Petty, Noah Steven Pope, Justin Putman, Jacob Tyler
Raughton, Tara Marie Reynolds, Garrett Blake Rodgers, Trent
Shelton, Brooke Shropshire, Anthony Stansell, Cayne C. Stephens,
William Keith Summers, Zebadiah Charles Sutton, Riley Vincent,
Cheyenne Warren, Daniel Warren, John Quaid Westmoreland, Jason
Wilborn, and Jake Wright.
Mu Alpha Theta is the national mathematics
honor society for community college and high school students
throughout the United States. The purpose of Mu Alpha Theta is
to promote scholarship in, and enjoyment and understanding of,
mathematics. To be eligible for membership in Mu Alpha Theta a
student must have completed MTH112 Precalculus Algebra or a
higher level mathematics course; have a 3.0 GPA (out of a
possible 4.0) in all two year college mathematics courses at or
above the MTH112 level; and be pursuing a higher level
mathematics course, that is one above the MTH112 level.
For questions regarding mathematics courses at NACC contact a Mu
Alpha Theta sponsor: Greg Millican, Mathematics Division Chair,
phone ext. 2263,
millicang@nacc.edu; Milah Breland, ext. 2262,
brelandm@nacc.edu
or Adam Niblett, ext. 2389,
nibletta@nacc.edu.
(Above) Many of the newly inducted Mu Alpha
Theta members
(Below) Officers pictured with induction speaker (L to R) Sarah
Calvert, Tomas Roberts, Jacob Cleveland, Derrick Wilson,
Daniel Richey, and Brooke Kuykendall


(Left) Mu
Alpha Theta president Daniel Richey presenting Algebra I
Bowl top scorer Heather Hallmark from Section High
School a new graphing calculator and certificate
(Below)
Algebra I Bowl participants (LR, front) Hannah Baker,
Kiara Crisp, Dustin Dean, Destiny O’Quinn, Sarah Evans,
Emily Young, Olivia Kreydatus; (back) Krista Eldridge,
Heather Hallmark, Harley Little, Sierra Southard, Jordan
Prather, and Carson Tanner 
