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REED STUDENT JEREMY COPELAND RECEIVES AMS GRANT

Jeremy Copeland has been awarded a grant of $3,750 from the Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Memorial Fund of the American Mathematical Society. Copeland, the son of Martha F. Copeland and David Copeland, is from Frankfort, Kentucky, where he attended Western Hills High School. He is now a full-time student at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and plans to graduate with a degree in mathematics in December 2000. He is undecided about plans after college, but intends to go to graduate school and would like to teach someday.

The Waldemar J. Trjitzinsky Fund was established by a bequest to the American Mathematical Society from Barbara G. Trjitzinsky, in memory of her husband, who was a distinguished scholar in the field of mathematics. The fund was founded with the specific purpose of helping needy students in the field of mathematics. Each year the American Mathematical Society selects four geographically diverse institutions that are members of the society; it is then left to the school's discretion to select a "student lacking adequate financial resources to allow full pursuit of studies in mathematics."