1970 – Francis Regan
The fourth presentation of the C. C. MacDuffee Distinguished Service Award was made to Dr. Francis Regan, St. Louis University, at the Pi Mu Epsilon banquet, August 25, 1970, held in conjunction with the national meeting of Pi Mu Epsilon at Laramie.
The C. C. Mac Duffee Distinguished Service Award was established in 1964, in honor of the late Professor C. C. MacDuffee (University of Wisconsin), former President of Pi Mu Epsilon. Pi Mu Epsilon’s highest honor is awarded only when an individual’s efforts to promote scholarly activity in mathematics are so distinguished that they merit commendation and recognition by all concerned.
It is indeed a great pleasure to present Dr. Francis Regan with our highest award in honor of his outstanding contribution to Pi Mu Epsilon and to mathematics, as exemplified by his particularly noteworthy editorship of the Pi Mu Epsilon Journal and his longtime sponsorship of the outstanding Missouri Beta Chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon at St. Louis University. Either achievement would be sufficient to merit sincere admiration – but to find both in one modest man makes us realize how fortunate the world is to have men blessed with leadership, ability, honesty, and unselfish devotion all residing in the same body.
Congratulation to Dr. Francis Regan, who is joining our earlier award recipients.