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National math association honors Petro for service

Jan. 28, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- John W. Petro, emeritus in mathematics, is one of six mathematicians from around the nation selected this month to receive Certificates of Meritorious Service from the Mathematical Association of America.

The certificates, presented Jan. 7 at the MAA's joint meetings in San Diego, are designed to recognize exemplary service to MAA's national or section organizations. Petro was nominated for the honor by the Michigan section for service that has included terms as section chairperson, program chairperson, newsletter editor and governor. He is currently serving as section archivist and liaison coordinator. His national service has included a six-year membership on an employment opportunities committee and a four-year term as chairperson of the Committee on MAA Departmental Liaisons.

Media contact: Marie Lee, 269 387-8400, marie.lee@wmich.edu

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