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Carl A. Schulz Jr. Endowed Scholarship

The Carl A. Schulz Jr. Endowed Scholarship was created in March 2017 to honor the legacy and memory of Prof. Schulz, who passed away in his sleep on March 19, 2017. Prof. Schulz joined Old Dominion University as Assistant Professor of Mathematics in 1962. Prof. Schulz received a BS degree in Mathematics from Western Michigan University and a MA degree in Mathematics from Florida State University where he studied algebraic topology. He did further graduate work at Wayne State University and at the University of South Carolina. Throughout his career, Prof. Schulz taught 18 different undergraduate mathematics courses and 5 different graduate math courses. He also reviewed several textbooks on Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus and Calculus. Prof. Schulz served as Academic Advisor for math majors from 1964 to 1969 and again from 1972 to 1974. He was a Faculty Senator during the academic year 1974 - 1975 and served as Assistant Chair of the department from 1975 to 1977.

Prof. Schulz was a demanding teacher who expected the best of the students he taught. He was passionate about his students. Many recall Prof. Schulz holding late help sessions for his students. After his retirement in 2009, Prof. Schulz continued to teach a class in Abstract Algebra as well as in non-Euclidean Geometry. His influence over the many students he taught is beyond measure, particularly those who chose their career in the secondary education program.

The Carl A. Schulz Jr. Endowed Scholarship will support qualified undergraduate majors in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. We greatly appreciate the generosity of the Schulz family which made the scholarship possible. If you wish to donate to this fund, please follow this link

Donate online

or make your check payable to "ODU Educational Foundation" with the memo line "Carl A. Schulz Jr. Endowed Scholarship" and mail to:

ODU Educational Foundation
Carl A. Schulz Jr. Endowed Scholarship
4417 Monarch Way, Fl. 4
Norfolk, VA 23529


Philip R. Wohl Scholarship

The Philip R. Wohl scholarship was created to honor the legacy and memory of Dr. Philip R. Wohl who served as the first Graduate Program Director (GPD) in the department. Dr. Wohl received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Cornell University in 1971. He held teaching positions at New York University and Carleton University prior to accepting an appointment as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Old Dominion University in 1974. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1980. During his tenure as GPD from 1979 to 1989, Dr. Wohl recruited excellent students to our graduate program. He also played an active role in developing the applied mathematics curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. After his untimely passing in 1996, Dr. Wohl's family worked diligently to establish this scholarship in his memory by honoring the best graduate student who excels in both academics and student activities.

The past winners are

  • 2005 - Tony Slaba
  • 2006 - Roy Sabo
  • 2007 - Sarah Parrish
  • 2008 - Terri Grant
  • 2009 - Candice Rockell
  • 2010 - Manasi Sheth
  • 2011 - John Gounley
  • 2012 - Amanda Working
  • 2013 - Wei Li
  • 2014 - Pooja Sengupta
  • 2015 - Asim Timalsina
  • 2016 - Michelle Pizzo
  • 2017 - Mark Ledbetter
  • 2018 - Anthony Williams

2019

Mohammed Alqawba Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
James Kelvington
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Statistics
Isabel Ballesteros
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers
Elizabeth Trahadias Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Actuarial Mathematics
Nicole Brailer
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Applied Mathematics

2018

Anthony Williams Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Cheryl Ngo Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Statistics
Edward Griffith Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers
Meghan Rover Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Actuarial Mathematics
Sabrina Huffman Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Top Student in Applied Mathematics

2017

Robert Strozak Teaching with Technology Award
John Tweed College of Sciences Distinguished Research Award
John Adam College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Catherine Chamberlayne College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer/Faculty of Practice
Raymond Cheng College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer/Faculty of Practice
Mario Scribner College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Mark Ledbetter Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Samuel Gedon Department of Mathematics and Statistics - the Outstanding Applied Mathematics Graduate
Haoting Wen Department of Mathematics and Statistics - the Outstanding Actuarial/Statistics Graduate
Devan Dunbar Department of Mathematics and Statistics - the Outstanding Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers Graduate

2016

Li-Shi Luo Eminent Scholar
Przemyslaw Bogacki University Professor
D. Glenn Lasseigne
College of Sciences Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor
Andrea Jones College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
Corinne Wilson College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Michelle Pizzo Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Josiah Emery Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Applied Mathematics Student in the class of 2016
April Bossons Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Statistics/Biostatistics Student in the class of 2016
Katelin Jones Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers Student in the class of 2016

2015

Przemyslaw Bogacki College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Raymond Cheng College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
Katherine Smith College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
Shahrooz Moosavizadeh College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Asim Timalsina Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Charles Armstrong Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Applied Mathematics Student in the class of 2015
Enrique Portillo Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Statistics/Biostatistics Student in the class of 2015
Danae Bennett Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics for Secondary School Teachers Student in the class of 2015

2014

Fang Hu College of Sciences Distinguished Research Award
Shari Davis College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
Robin Flanagan College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
Brenda Norman College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Daniel Rachid College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Pooja Sengupta Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Erin Sunshine Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Katie Rafferty Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Chris McGrath Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior

2013

Yan Peng College of Sciences Early Career Distinguished Research Award
Debbie Crofford College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Lee Land College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
Lisa Blum College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
Sheila Hegwood College of Sciences Outstanding Staff Member of the Year Award
Wei Li Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Victoria Putman Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Leeza Marello Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Jessica McConnell Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior

2012

James Cass College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Patricia Jones
College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Adjunct
Natalie Hutchinson College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer
J. Mark Dorrepaal College of Sciences Outstanding Service Award
Amanda F. Working Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Charles Harris Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Amanda Jones Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Sarah Wolff Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior

2011

Ruhai Zhou College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Tenured/Tenure-track Faculty
Catherine Chamberlayne College of Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award - Lecturer/Instructor/Adjunct
John Gounley Department of Mathematics and Statistics Philip R. Wohl Scholarship
Michael Piper Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Ermal Rrapaj Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior
Clark Shanholtzer Department of Mathematics and Statistics Top Mathematics & Statistics Senior