On Monday, October 22, 2018, Wabash College awarded junior Kevin Sheridan, Jr. the first recipient of a newly established mathematics scholarship to honor the memory of a late professor. A math major, Sheridan maintains better than a 3.8 GPA as a brother of Phi Delta Theta, where he currently serves as Phikeia Educator and was previously Scholarship Chairman. Sheridan also is a varsity member of the swimming team and plans to study overseas next semester. A third-generation legacy to Indiana Beta, Sheridan is the son of Kevin Sheridan, Sr. ’90 and grandson of Dennis Sheridan ’61. He graduated from University of Detroit Jesuit High School and lives in Clawson, Michigan.
About the David E. Wilson Scholarship in Mathematics:
David E. Wilson was a professor of mathematics at Wabash College from 1966 until his retirement in 2000. Over his 34 years at Wabash, David taught and mentored several hundred mathematics majors and minors as well as a significant number of students completing their general mathematics requirement. David was the quintessential math professor: brilliant, soft-spoken, and kind. David’s wife, Aleeta Wilson, has established this scholarship in David’s name to support future Wabash men who share David’s love of mathematics and of Wabash College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students in their junior and senior years who have declared their interest in completing their Wabash degree as a mathematics major. If there are no junior or senior mathematics majors eligible to receive the scholarship, then the scholarship may be awarded to students in their freshman or sophomore years who have demonstrated an interest in declaring mathematics as a major as reported to their academic advisors and the Chair of the Mathematics Department, and as confirmed by demonstrated proficiency in lower-level mathematics courses.