Kappa Mu Epsilon Certificate of Recognition

Kappa Mu Epsilon Certificate of Recognition

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In April 1981 in Springfield, Missouri, Kappa Mu Epsilon celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. At this celebration KME, a mathematics honor society with chapters at institutions that emphasize undergraduate mathematics programs, named fifty members as Distinguished Members. Sister Helen Sullivan was one of those so honored.
In about 1936 Sister Helen Sullivan organized Euclid’s Circle, a mathematics club at Mount St. Scholastica College. In 1940 she founded the Kansas Gamma Chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon there. Sullivan often served as the faculty sponsor of her local chapter of KME, and in 1967 the alumnae of that chapter established the Sister Helen Sullivan scholarship in her honor. On the national level Sullivan served as KME’s historian in the years 1943–47, and as an assistant editor of its journal, The Pentagon, during those years and again from 1961–70.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pamphlet with sheets and award
date made
1981
maker
Kappa Mu Epsilon
place made
United States: Missouri, Springfield
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
paper (overall material)
leather (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.8 cm x 20.8 cm x.3 cm; 4 1/4 in x 8 3/16 in x 1/8 in
ID Number
1993.3019.03
nonaccession number
1993.3019
catalog number
1993.3019.03
Credit Line
Collected for the Museum from Sister Helen Sullivan
subject
Mathematics
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Data Source
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