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SSU grad receives 2020 Excellence in Mathematical Sciences Award

Dalton was 2016 Rock Hill High graduate

PORTSMOUTH — Shelby Dalton, a graduate of Shawnee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematical Sciences was awarded the 2020 Excellence in Mathematical Sciences Award.

“Evening of Honors,” an annual event held at Shawnee State University recognizing outstanding students in all academic majors was presented virtually on SSU Student Life Facebook page due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Phil Blau, Chair of the Mathematics Department, explained why Shelby received this award. He complemented her on her high GPA and on being actively involved in the Math Department’s activities. Dr. Blau said she was bright, hardworking and very organized. He mentioned she held offices in the Math Club – Vice President then President. He stated that she was one of the best tutors in the Math Lab, and that she was a charter member of Pi Mu Epsilon National Honorary Mathematics Society Ohio Chi Chapter. Dr. Blau remarked how she represented Shawnee State at the Ohio Mathematical Association of America (MAA) conference this past year where she presented her Senior research project titled “Some Evaluations of a FunctionWith Expected Value-Like Properties and Some Statistic Formulas.”

The other activities she was involved in during her time at Shawnee State included the National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and in 2018 was on the Homecoming Court. She graduated in December Magna Cum Laude with a 3.8 GPA from Shawnee State University. Shelby was a 2016 graduate of Rock Hill High School.