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2002 Emeriti

conferring upon
the title of
Professor of Statistics, Emeritus

WHEREAS Dr. Pham X. Quang served the University of Alaska Fairbanks with distinction in teaching, research and public service from 1985 to 2001; and

WHEREAS Dr. Quang's enthusiasm for his field has inspired innumerable students during his 16 years of instructing and advising, many of whom have since forged successful careers in natural resource management and who continue to seek him out for advice and consultation; and has endeavored ceaselessly to encourage students in their academic and professional pursuits; and has further demonstrated his dedication to his students by serving on or chairing dozens of master's degree and doctoral candidate committees; and

WHEREAS Dr. Quang's research in line transect and circular plot theory has earned him the respect of colleagues in both academic and professional circles; and whose practical research in methodologies for aerial surveys and statistical methods in microbiology offers real-world solutions to complex problems, particularly in the area of wildlife management; and has further augmented his research by developing computer algorithms that allow practical implementation of his theories; and has authored or co-authored 16 published articles; and

WHEREAS Dr. Quang has devoted uncounted hours toward the progress and support of the Department of Mathematical Sciences by serving as program coordinator and by developing undergraduate and graduate courses; and actively pursues professional growth through his membership in several societies such as the American Statistical Association, Biometric Society and Institute of Mathematical Statistics;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the faculty of the University of Alaska Fairbanks expresses its deep appreciation to Dr. Pham X. Quang for his extensive contributions to both the state of Alaska and the University; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the University of Alaska Fairbanks, in further recognition of the invaluable services rendered by Dr. Quang and as evidence of the University's desire that his identification with the University be maintained, hereby salutes the appointment of Dr. Pham X. Quang as Professor of Statistics, Emeritus; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be appropriately engrossed and signed by the Chancellor of the University of Alaska Fairbanks as further evidence of the esteem and respect in which he holds Dr. Pham X. Quang, and conveyed to Dr. Quang on this day of May 12, 2002.


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