Ben was much more than a mathematician, teacher of mathematics, and colleague. In his quiet and unassuming way, Ben was a talented artist, an avid surfer and swimmer, a devoted husband to Liz and loving father to their daughter Gwen. With his wry sense of humor, gentle nature, and strong commitment to his purposes in life, Ben always brought laughter and a smile to any room he entered.

A reception to celebrate Ben’s life will be held at Liz and Ben’s home on Saturday, October 5 from three to seven p.m. Instead of flowers, the family welcomes donations in Ben’s name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, South Carolina Chapter.

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The Ewa Wojcicka Award is our departments top award, given in memory of Professor Wojcicka to a recipient showing exceptional ability, creativity and potential in mathematics. This year’s recipient of the Wojcicka award is **John Cobb**.

The Scott Ward Award, given each year to a math major displaying outstanding ability in math and a commitment to connect mathematics to another discipline, goes this year to **Blaine Billings**.

Outstanding Student Awards went to **John Cobb, Jay Van Raalte, Posy Olivetti, Blaine Billings, Caroline Copeland, Bridget Ierace, Shoshana Berkowitz, Michael Lanier, Elaine Todd, Payden Shaw, Choral Linhart, Allyson Lesher, **and** Erin Langenstein**.

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*by Tony Shaska (Oakland University)*

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Please see http://math.cofc.edu/student-ops/scholarships.php for details and application materials.

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