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Two presidential medals

Mathematics majors Yubo "Paul" Yang ’14 and Danny Persia ’14 were awarded Denison's highest honor at the Academic Awards Convocation on Friday afternoon.

The citation for Paul, a mathematics and physics double major, read in part, "In the study of mathematics, it has not been uncommon for you to learn a new theory, leave the classroom to complete your assignments, and then spend hours on your own conjectures. You have been known for sharing your insights with your classmates in such a charming and clear way that your professors sometimes felt the classes were team-taught and, in some cases, who was teaching whom." Next year, Paul will begin pursuing his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Illinois.

Danny is a double major in Mathematics and English Writing with a minor in Spanish. Danny's citation read in part, "In each of these domains, your energy and work ethic have been apparent. In addition to being a department Fellow and tutor in Math and Computer Science, you found time to be a teaching assistant in both the Education Department and the Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, a consultant in the Writing Center, and a representative on the Writing Task Force and most astute member of the Academic Affairs Council. Your contributions in these endeavors have been praised as 'nothing short of spectacular.'" Danny has also been awarded a Fulbright fellowship to Brazil for next year.

Posted Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014
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