Breaking News

by minton on March 15, 2019

The students, faculty, and programs in the MCSP Department are constantly growing. Here are some recent developments, starting with two students who are at the top!

Gabe Umland ’19 has been named a Fulbright scholar. Of the 11,000 yearly applicants, fewer than 1,000 students and professionals nationwide earn this prestigious teaching/research award each year. With this award, Gabe will be teaching English in Indonesia for a year. Gabe is multitalented, with a Business Administration major with Marketing concentration and a minor in Mathematics. He works for the IT and resource development departments on campus, and is also a photographer for the PR department. He did a semester abroad in New Zealand and spent his 2018 summer in Istanbul, Turkey teaching English. We know that Gabe will do great work and enjoy the journey.

Anika Holzer ’19 has been accepted into the Peace Corps. After graduating this May, Anika will start training for a two-year adventure in Tanzania teaching math. Anika’s diverse talents are reflected by her major in Art History and minor in Mathematics and singing with Oriana, as well as a semester abroad in Ireland and a Washington semester as an intern for Search for Common Ground. We wish Anika the best and thank her for her commitment to making the world a better place.

Past graduates have sent in exciting news.

Linnea Kremer ’17 has been accepted into the University of Chicago Ph.D. program in Medical Physics. After graduating from Roanoke, Linnea went to the University of Nottingham for a Masters in Medical Physics (and to play some football). Linnea was a Physics major at Roanoke.

Taylor Ferebee ’17 has been accepted into the Cornell Graduate Field of Computational Biology Ph.D. program. Taylor has been in the Masters program in Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University while working in a computational biology lab. Taylor was a Physics and Mathematics double major at Roanoke.

Morgan Elston ’15 has received her Masters degree in Mathematical Sciences from Clemson University. Morgan was a Mathematics major at Roanoke.

MCSP faculty continue to earn honors.

Mathematics professor Chris Lee has been named one of three Teaching Scholars for Roanoke College. This is a new award for faculty researching evidence-based best teaching practices, as Chris has been doing with mastery-based teaching. Congratulations to Chris!


Actuarial Science at Roanoke College is on the map! The program, in only its second year, has been certified by the Society of Actuaries and is one of only two schools (joining George Mason’s Masters program) in Virginia on the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) list. Being on the UCAP list also puts us on the map of actuarial science programs at the Society of Actuaries website and is an important certification.