Stella and Walter Sargent Math Scholarship Endowment

Stella (Bialecki) Sargent lives in Morrisville, VT where she and her late husband Walter Sargent have been prominent leaders in the community. She was a full-time math professor at Johnson State College from 1966 to 1973, and, after her children grew older, returned to teach as an adjunct professor for 12 years. In her early years here, she established the JSC math major, working with Professors Dorothy Meserve, Gerald Davis, Edward Stefaniak, and Franklin Kellogg. She earned her first master’s degree at Montclair State College in New Jersey and her second M.A. over four summers at Bowdoin College in Maine, to become only the third woman to earn a graduate math degree there. She did postgraduate work at Vanderbilt University through a National Science Foundation grant. Mrs. Sargent is a longtime supporter of the college and JSC students and established this endowment in 2005.

 

The Stella and Walter Sargent Math Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in mathematics, studying to teach mathematics, or involved in other mathematical studies, who has at least one full semester remaining before graduating. In addition, the student must be in good academic standing (B average or above) and demonstrate a commitment to the college and/or community service. The scholarship may be renewed from year to year, providing that the student(s) continues to meet the criteria.

 

Recent Recipients

2011

  • Katie Forand, Elementary Education major with elementary licensure, Class of 2014, Bakersfield, VT
  • Ryan Joy, Biology major with a minor in mathematics, Class of 2012, North Montpelier, VT
  • Sebastian Lesco, Mathematics major, Class of 2012, Johnson, VT
  • Maria Lovelette, Mathematics major with secondary licensure, Class of 2012, Berkshire, VT
  • Kylie VanEtten, Mathematics major with secondary licensure, Class of 2012, Montrose, PA

 

2010

Natalie Coughlin, Mathematics and Business Management major, Class of 2013, Underhill, VT

 

2009

  • Cara Modugno, majoring in mathematics, Class of 2011, Bakersfield, VT.

 

2008

  • Christine Friant, majoring in mathematics, secondary licensure, Class of 2011, York, ME.
  • Cara Modugno, majoring in mathematics, Class of 2011, Bakersfield, VT.

 

2007

  • Melissa Peake, majoring in mathematics, Class of 2008, West Burke, VT.