by Leah Jackson
A professorship honoring the memory of Dr. Stan Chadick, a member of the Northwestern State University faculty for 37 years, has almost reached fulfillment, according to faculty in NSU’s Department of Mathematics.
Chadick’s colleagues in the department, who established the professorship last year to honor the memory of an outstanding teacher, mentor and friend, announced that only $6,000 remains to reach the goal of $80,000 that will be matched with $20,000 from the Board of Regents to create a $100,000 endowment. Income from the endowment will be awarded to a professor in the department who will carry on Chadick’s legacy of working with mathematics teachers at all levels.
Chadick, a professor emeritus, passed away in 2017. During his tenure at NSU, he served as a full-time faculty member, head of the Department of Mathematics and the first director of the Louisiana Scholars’ College. He was the curriculum coordinator at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts at the school’s inception where he helped develop the curriculum and supervised the 45 teachers at LSMSA during the first two years.
Chadick was one of three teachers to receive NSU’s first Distinguished Faculty Award in 1987. He was one of two teachers to receive the first Alumni Association’s Outstanding Teaching Award in 1990. He was awarded the Northwestern State University President’s Distinguished Service Award in 2005. Before his retirement, he was recognized as NSU’s most prolific grant writer. After retirement, the Mathematical Association of America Louisiana-Mississippi Section selected Chadick as recipient of the Certificate of Merit given every five years to a member of the Section. He also received the Louisiana Association of Teachers of Mathematics’ first Lifetime Service Award in Mathematics Education. In 2014, NSU awarded Chadick an honorary Doctorate of Applied Science.
Chadick, an Arkansas native, earned a B.S. in mathematics at University of Central Arkansas and an M. S. in mathematics at the University of Arkansas. He joined Northwestern State’s faculty after receiving his Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Tennessee in 1969 and retired in 2005.
Information and an online portal for giving are available at http://www.northwesternstatealumni.com/donations/stan-chadick-endowment/.
Information is also available by contacting NSU Director of Development Jill Bankston, CFRE, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (318) 357-4241. Gifts can also be mailed to the NSU Office of University Advancement, Development Office, Natchitoches, LA 71497.