Erik G. Stilp of Brookfield, Wis., honored for work in mathematics

Erik G. Stilp of Brookfield, Wis., was honored with the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics at Fairfield University's College of Arts & Sciences Awards Ceremony.

Erik, who graduated magna cum laude from the Jesuit university in Connecticut on May 20 with a bachelor of science degree, held the highest math GPA of the senior class. He studied under a Fairfield University Fellows Scholarship at Fairfield where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious academic honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society, and Pi Mu Epsilon, the national mathematics honor society.

While attending Fairfield, Erik completed internships at Hewitt Associates, a human resources consulting firm, and at Bridgeport Hospital. He served as the head coach of the Bridgeport Boys and Girls Club State Basketball Team and was a missionary volunteer with Campus Ministry to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic.

Erik will be working next year in Boston, Mass., at the Nativity Prep Middle School as a volunteer math teacher and basketball coach. Nativity Prep is a Jesuit-run, all boys Middle School for families below the poverty line with children who are willing and able to commit to an accelerated academic program.

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Posted on June 28, 2001

Vol. 33, No. 269

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