2008-06-14 / News

Baltimore resident excels at Denison

GRANVILLE - A Baltimore student was among the 540 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University's 167th commencement held May 11.

Matthew Paul Steinke, son of David and Cheri Steinke of Baltimore. Steinke, a graduate of Liberty Union High School, earned a bachelor of arts degree summa cum laude with a major in mathematics. His honors project, ARC Presentations: The (p,q)-torus knot was supervised by Assistant Professor Lewis Ludwig.

Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Golden Anniversary Scholarship, Steinke was one of the three valedictorians. A consistent dean's list student and graduate of the Honors Program, Steinke was a member of Phi Beta Kappa; Mortar Board; Phi Society, the first-year honorary; president of Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honorary; treasurer of Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honorary; and a graduate of the Honors Program. He was a recipient of a Trustee Scholarship, Ohio Academic Scholarship, John & Elizabeth O'Neill Scholarship, John Gilpatrick Award in mathematics and the Chosaburo Kato Award in mathematics.

Steinke was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for his campus contributions. He served as a departmental fellow in mathematics and computer science. Steinke volunteered with the Legal Assistance Committee of the Denison Community Association, was a treasurer of the Denison Campus Government Association, served on its finance and public relations committees, and was treasurer of the College Republicans.

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