17 students inducted into National Math Honorary

Marietta College recently inducted 17 students into its chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honorary.


Dr. John Tynan, Associate Professor of Mathematics and adviser to the honor society expressed just how elite the inducted students in the math program are at Marietta.

“Membership in Kappa Mu Epsilon requires a student to maintain at least a ‘B’ average in all of their mathematics courses and they must have completed at least one course at the Calculus III level or higher,” Tynan said.


Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society that was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.


The primary purpose of KME include furthering the interests of mathematics, helping undergraduate students realizing the important role of mathematics, developing an appreciation of the power of mathematics, providing a society for recognition of the outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics, and disseminating the knowledge of mathematics.


The following students are new members of the National Math Honorary:


  • Evan Asire ’11 (Warsaw, Ohio)
  • Aaron Balderson ’12 (Washington, W.Va.)
  • Troy Clark ’12 (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • John Forshey ’12 (Marietta, Ohio)
  • Ryan Godwin ’11 (Buckhannon, W.Va.)
  • Matthew Ischy ’11 (Sardis, Ohio)
  • David Johnson ’11 (Pickerington, Ohio)
  • Christopher Kenny ’12 (Cleveland, Ohio)
  • Jacob Klimkowski ’12 (Freedom, Pa.)
  • Lauren Litts ’12 (Chardon, Ohio)
  • Xiaotian Ma ’12 (Marietta, Ohio)
  • Caleb Muller ’13 (Columbus, Ohio)
  • Heath Pottmeyer ’12 (Waterford, Ohio)
  • Matthew Righter ’10 (Parkersburg, W.Va.)
  • Darren Simmons ’10 (Marietta, Ohio)
  • Will Vance ’12 (Wilmington, Ohio)
  • Emma Vierheller ’12 (Orrville, Ohio)