WCU'S CHRISTIE WALTERS
RECEIVES STATE MATH AWARD
CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University student Christie Walters is the recipient of the 2005 Outstanding Mathematics Education Student Award for the western region, presented by the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Walters, a senior from Bear Creek majoring in elementary education, earned the award based on her achievements and dedication to the Western mathematics education program.
A dean's list student and a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, Walters has served as an assistant in the mathematics department for the past three years and has helped with Western's annual Mathematics Contest. She is currently the president of the WCU student affiliate chapter to the NCCTM, a member of Pi Gamma Mu national honor society and a member of the Kappa Delta Pi international education society. Walters also serves as a student member on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee and assists in the university's Tutoring Center.
“Christie deserves this award because of her passion for learning mathematics, her commitment to convey this knowledge to others, and because of the highly professional attitude she brings to these endeavors. Christie is the kind of student that makes me glad to be a teacher,” said Ralph Willis, a professor in the mathematics department, whom Walters has served as an assistant.
Walters will be attending the NCCTM conference in Greensboro on Oct. 14 where she will be recognized for her accomplishments and be awarded a personalized plaque along with $100 and a free one-year membership to the NCCTM.
A 2002 graduate of Chatham Central High School, Walters is the daughter of George and Brenda Walters.