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Gung and Hu Award for Distinguished Service

The Yueh-Gin Gung and Dr. Charles Y. Hu Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics, first presented in 1990, consists of a cash prize of $5,000, a citation, and the recognition of the American mathematical community. As the endowed successor to the MAA’s Award for Distinguished Service to Mathematics, first presented in 1962, this award is intended to be the most prestigious award for service offered by the Association. It honors distinguished contributions to mathematics and mathematical education–in one particular aspect or many, and in a short period or over a career. The initial endowment was contributed by husband and wife Dr. Charles Y. Hu and Yueh-Gin Gung. It is worth noting that Dr. Hu and Yueh-Gin Gung were not mathematicians, but rather a professor of geography at the University of Maryland and a librarian at the University of Chicago, respectively. They contributed generously to our discipline because, as they wrote, “We always have high regard and great respect for the intellectual agility and high quality of mind of mathematicians and consider mathematics as the most vital field of study in the technological age we are living in.”

Information about the nomination process for the Gung and Hu Award.

List of Recipients

2014

Joan Leitzel

2013

William A. Hawkins, Jr.
University of District of Columbia

2012

John Ewing
Indiana University 

2011

Joseph Gallian
University of Minnesota Duluth

2010

Kenneth A. Ross
University of Oregon

2009

Robert Megginson
University of Michigan

2008

Lida Barrett
University of Tennessee

2007

Lee Lorch
York University in Toronto

2006

Hyman Bass
University of Michigan

2005

Gerald L. Alexanderson
Santa Clara University

2004

T. Christine Stevens
Saint Louis University

2003

Clarence F. Stephens
SUNY at Potsdam

2001

Manuel P. Berriozabal
University of Texas at San Antonio

2000

Paul R. Halmos
Santa Clara University

1999

Leonard Gillman
University of Texas at Austin

1998

Alice T. Schafer 
Wellesley College

1997

Deborah Tepper Haimo
University of California at San Diego

1996

Andrew Gleason
Harvard University

1995

Anneli Lax
New York University

1994

J. Sutherland Frame
Michigan State University

1993

Henry O. Pollak
Columbia University

1992

Lynn A. Steen
St. Olaf College

1991

Shirley Hill
University of Missouri-Kansas City

1990

Leon Henkin
University of California- Berkeley

1989

Ivan Niven
University of Oregon

1988

Murray S. Klamkin
University of Alberta

1987

Gail S. Young
Ossining, NY

1986

Arnold E. Ross
Ohio State University

1985

Everett Pitcher
Lehigh University

1984

(no award given)

1983

> Edwin F. Beckenbach (posthumously)
University of California- Los Angeles

1982

Thornton C. Fry
Carmel, CA

1981

Ralph P. Boas
Northwestern University

1980

Henry L. Alder
University of California-Davis

1979

Otto Neugebauer
Brown University

1978

Richard D. Anderson
Louisiana State University

1977

Victor Klee
University of Washington

1976

Leon W. Cohen
University of Maryland


1975

Saunders Mac Lane
University of Chicago

1974

RH Bing
University of Texas-Austin

1973

R.L. Wilder
University of Michigan

1972

Carl B. Allendoerfer
University of Washington

1971

Burton W. Jones
University of Colorado

1970

G. Baley Price
University of Kansas

1969

Edward G. Begle
Stanford University

1968

A.W. Tucker
Princeton University

1967

W.L. Duren
University of Virginia

1966

Harry M. Gehman
State University of New York at Buffalo

1965

Richard Courant
New York University

1964

E.J. McShane
University of Virginia

1963

George Pólya
Stanford University

1962

Mina S. Rees
Hunter College-City University of New York

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