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6SUCCESSx0STORIESStudentsGoingPlacesPerhapseverycollegeandschoolisproudofitsstudentsandrecentgraduatesbutwefeelasifwereallyhavesomethingtobragabout.OurComputerScienceMathematicsstudentsareamongthefnestinthecountryandareacceptedintoprestigiousinternshipprogramscompetitivegraduateschoolsandhighlysought-afterjobs.InfacttryingtoselectjustafewtofocusonforthisfeaturewasachallengewhenjustawalkdowntheHancockhallwaysyieldanynumberofexceptionalmenandwomen.Takealookatsomeofwhomweareespeciallyproud.PatrickCummingsx1912graduatedMagnaCumLauderomMaristwitha4.0GPAinmathematics.Hisachievementsinthex3eldomathbothwithinandoutsideotheclassroomrefectnotonlyhisdedicationtothex3eldbutalsoatrueap-preciationorthesubject.HeisamemberoPiMuEpsilontheMathematicsHonorSocietyandhasbeennamedontheDeanx19sListeverysemesteratMaristCollege.x1cIreallyliketheproblem-solvingaspectx1dhesaid.x1cJustbeingabletobehandedaproblemyoumightnotknowtheanswertox14ormaybenooneknowstheanswertox14andhavingtheabilitytosolveitisreallyamazing.x1dInthesummero2011hecompletedresearchexperienceorundergraduatesatCaliorniaStateUniversity.HeworkedwithsevenstudentsandtwoproessorsoreightweeksonresearchTomasMurphyx1912aSummaCumLaudeMaristCollegegraduatehasbroadenedhisknowl-edgeomathematicsduringhistimeatMaristthroughavarietyoprogramsandachievements.UpongraduationMurphyreceivedtheBaccalaureateAwardorExcellenceinMathematicsatMaristCollege.Inhisparticipa-tioninthePutnamExamMurphybrokethestandingrecordorMaristCollegeandscoredinthetop500individualsinthecountry.IncontinuinghiseducationandpassionormathematicsMurphywillbeattendingCarnegieMellonintheallstudy-ingtowardhisPh.D.Murphyisinaullscholarshipx3ve-yearteachingprogramattheschool.FollowingthisMurphyplanstopursueacareerinmathematicsasaproessorinprobabilityandanalysis.inmathematicstheory.Hisworklaterwaspresentedatana-tionalconerenceinBoston.InhissparetimeCummingswasaheadtutorinMathLabwherethetutorsox1ermathematicshelptothoseinneed.HewasalsotheteamcaptainandpresidentontheexecutiveboardortheMaristCollegeUltimateFrisbeeintramuralteamwhichheledtovictoryspring2012intheHighx1eideFrisbeex1eournamentheldinGeorgia.Doeshisprox3ciencyatmath-ematicsandabilitytomakecomplexcalculationsgivehimanedgeinultimateFrisbeex1cIcanx19treallysayx1dhesaidwithalaugh.x1cIdonx19tknow.x1dCummingswillbeworkingonhisPh.DatBostonUniversitywherehehasateachingellowshipbeginninginall2012.Hesaidhex1cwantstobeaproessoratergraduateschool.x1dbyLauraLacyMichelleCarpenterandMichelleHarrop