Memphis- Cathy Carter, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, was honored with the Distinguished Lasallian Educator Award at the Christian Brothers University (CBU) Annual Convocation on August 19.
Carter was cited for her dedicated service to CBU and its students for the past 24 years. She has consistently challenged and inspired students in Fundamentals of Algebra, Finite Mathematics, Pre Calculus and Functions and Engineering Calculus as well as for upper division classes in Calculus I, Introduction to Discrete Mathematics, Probability and Discrete Mathematics.
As the recipient, Carter acknowledges the importance of the award and its significance to her. “I am especially honored to receive this award because it originates within the university community,” Carter stated. “It is one way in which we celebrate and encourage each other in the Lasallian tradition. If I have success in my teaching, it is because of the CBU community and the support that it gives. I am thrilled to be the 2010 Distinguished Lasallian Educator!”
Carter is the advisor for the CBU student chapter of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and serves on the University’s committee for Mission and Identity. She earned her B.A. and an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Mississippi.
The award — the highest presented by the University to faculty or staff — annually honors a CBU educator, nominated by his/her peers, who exemplifies the ideals of St. John Baptist de La Salle in the 21st century. Recipients must have been a Lasallian educator for at least five years, be actively involved in fostering the mission of Lasallian education, exemplify in his/her life the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for the Lasallian tradition.
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