Feb 042019

The Myrtle Beach Rotary Club is proud to congratulate one of its long time members, Dr. Subhash Saxena, in recognition of the recently established Dr. Subhash Saxena Math Suite on the campus of Coastal Carolina University!

In recognition of a recent gift to the College of Science from Subhash C. Saxena, a retired CCU faculty member, the mathematics faculty office suite and teaching space on the second floor of the newly renovated R. Cathcart Smith Science Center has been named the Dr. Subhash Saxena Math Suite.

The new endowed fund will support faculty members and undergraduate students who conduct mathematics research.

Saxena, distinguished professor emeritus, left his native India in late 1959 after earning a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D., all in mathematics, from the University of Delhi. He began teaching at Coastal in 1973 and was a mainstay of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2000. The annual Dr. Subhash C. Saxena Math Contest, named in his honor, draws students to campus from throughout South Carolina to compete for awards, prizes and scholarships.

In 1985, Saxena earned the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award and was then named Outstanding Teacher within the University of South Carolina system. He served as mathematics department chair from 1987 to 1993. He is also credited with establishing a Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society chapter on campus.

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