Dr. Keith Mellinger Receives Millersville's Young Alumni Achievement Award

MILLERSVILLE, PA (05/15/2013)(readMedia)-- A long standing tradition at Millersville University, the 55th annual Honors and Awards Convocation celebrated the achievements of undergraduate students, alumni and programs. On May 4, 2013, the Millersville University Alumni Association honored four alumni during the University's convocation. Dr. Keith Mellinger '95, of Lititz, Pa., was named the 2013 Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient.

Mellinger received his bachelor's degree in mathematics from Millersville University. Currently, he is an associate professor of mathematics and the chair of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va. Mellinger is the recipient of many internal grants and a Jepson Fellowship from the University of Mary Washington, and in 2006 he was awarded a young investigator grant from the National Security Agency. In 2010, Mellinger and a Virginia Tech colleague received the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, a national writing award, from the Mathematical Association of America.

The three additional alumni honored at the convocation included Dr. Melvin Allen '69, 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient; Dr. Francine G. McNairy, 13th president of Millersville University, 2013 Honorary Alumni Award recipient and Dr. Stephen Kepchar, Jr. '70, 2013 Outstanding Volunteer Service Award recipient.

Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a top-ranked, public university located in the northeast region of the United States. It is committed to offering students a high quality, comprehensive university experience of exceptional value. Dedicated to providing nationally recognized programs that embrace the liberal arts, Millersville offers academic opportunities that are supported by outstanding faculty who are accomplished scholars and practitioners. Founded in 1855 as the first Normal School in Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of 14 universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.