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Jeremy Vates '13

  • Enrolled at University of Louisville
  • Bachelor of Science degree, major in mathematics with concentration in pure mathematics
  • School of Mathematics and Sciences

“Marian University has given me multiple opportunities such as independent research and summer internships that pushed me outside my box and gave me the skills I need to be successful in my career.”

Jeremy Vates, a transfer student, wanted smaller class sizes and personal relationships with professors. He knew Marian University could offer him both of these important aspects, which made his decision to attend here an easy one.

The 21st Century Scholar Program has provided Vates with many opportunities. “If not for Marian University’s 21st Century Scholar Program, I would not have received all of the opportunities that I believe have defined me as a student and have prepared me for my future goals in graduate school.” Vates added, “They have built a great community and support system for the other scholars and me. A student can walk into their office at any time with any problem.”

Vates is a member of the green team, a program helping clean up the football stadium during games. He says the experience he has with his fellow team members brings him great humility. “Picking up trash is not the most fun thing in the world. Fans seemed shocked at first, then grateful. I really think being a part of the green team allows me to represent Marian University and its desire to be environmentally conscious.”

Vates’ professor, Ben Allgeier, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics, gave him the opportunity to attend a technology conference held by Wolfram Research last semester. “It was a great opportunity to communicate with people who have worked on and with Mathematica, an application for computations that fully integrates computations into complete workflows, a program we are using at Marian University. The workshops and lectures were amazing and the contacts I made will be very helpful in my career.”

“Marian University has given me multiple opportunities such as independent research and summer internships that pushed me outside my box and gave me the skills I need to be successful in my career.” Vates plans on pursuing a doctorate degree in mathematics after graduation. He hopes to attend University of Louisville in Kentucky.

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