We are excited to announce that Dr. Matthew Neal, Professor of Mathematics, was awarded the George R. Stibitz Distinguished Professor of Mathematics Chair. This chair is in honor of Denison graduate George R. Stbitz ’26, whose is widely recognized as one of the fathers of the first modern digital computer. Dr. Neal was recognized with this honor for his dedication and innovation in the classroom, his far-reaching research in functional analysis, and his tireless contributions and leadership in the larger Denison community. He will serve in this position for five years and was awarded $5000 to further his teaching and research. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding colleague.