Greetings, Colleagues!  As you may know, the 50th Annual AMATYC Conference will be held in Atlanta in November of 2024.  The theme will be “Mathematics On My Mind”. 

Nikita Patterson is the Local Events Coordinator for the 2024 Conference and she is looking for committee members to assist with planning, and volunteers to pitch in the week of the conference.  A brief summary of some of the responsibilities for each role are listed below.  Please contact Nikita if you are interested in either (or both 😊) of these roles.

Committee Members (ongoing):

  • Preferably live in the Atlanta metro area
  • Must become a member of AMATYC
  • Finalize Atlanta Conference logo
  • Read and review proposals (1 person)
  • Identify and recruit 2 featured local speakers
  • Hilton site visit in July 2023 with national AMATYC Conference Committee
  • Plan local committee activities and table favors for the Omaha 2023 conference (Nov 8-12) to advertise Atlanta 2024
  • Plan local Atlanta excursions, restaurants, etc., for 2024 conference attendees
  • Write articles for AMATYC newsletter, gather information for 2024 program
  • Plan the Atlanta Hospitality Room for 2024
  • Volunteer as needed during the conference

Volunteers (week of the conference):

  • Anyone in the AMATYC Southeast region states – AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and other Caribbean Islands
  • Lead dinner groups
  • Lead excursions
  • Participate as ticket takers for Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast
  • Place table favors
  • Help attendees navigate the conference hotels and find meeting rooms

Respond to Nikita directly at if you are interested.

Membership Renewals

Dear GMATYC Member,

I hope your semester is going well. It is time to renew your membership with GMATYC. Please use the link below to fill out your renewal form and submit it at the end.

If you are a GMATYC life time member, please ignore this message. If you are not sure about your member status, please contact me. Thank you so much for your support.

Dr. Hong Du

GMATYC Treasurer

Assistant Professor of Mathematics


2023 GMATYC Elections

Have you considered participating further in this great organization? Now is your chance to take the first step and get involved. Or perhaps you have been involved and are looking to contribute your talents in a larger way.

It’s time for GMATYC elections and you may have seen that we are looking to fill three positions: President-Elect and two Nominating Committee members. 

Are you interested in any of these positions? 

You can see the duties of each office in the Bylaws here.

If you have any questions or would like to be considered for one of these positions, please send a short bio to Sanda Manole as soon as possible to be posted for the membership prior to elections at

Thank you for your consideration.

Georgia Conference Opportunity

Hello Colleagues,

Hope the end of the semester formalities are going well. I would like to share a wonderful (and inexpensive) conference opportunity with you all. Please see the link below.

The 36th Annual Mathematics Conference will be held at Perimeter College (Clarkston Campus) on February 10th, 2023. We have a great Keynote Speaker and many exciting presentations lined up. The proposal submission is currently open till January 13, 2023. The low registration cost ($50 for advanced and $60 on site) covers all the presentations, and food (Breakfast, Lunch, and Evening Reception).

It is a great opportunity to learn all the exciting initiatives/projects our colleagues across states are working on, networking, and present your work. I hope you plan to attend.

If you have questions, please feel free to email me or the conference chair Dr. Patterson (

Wish you all the best and happy Holidays.

Avijit Kar

Conference Link:–mathconference/

Congratulations to Dr. Hong Du!

It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Hong Du has been selected as the recipient of the Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence award. Dr. Du is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Georgia State University-Perimeter College. She has been at GSU-Perimeter College since 2017. Before arriving to GSU, Dr. Du held teaching positions at various other institutions in the United States since 2003. Dr. Du completed her Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She also holds MS in Statistics from Marquette University and AS in Management Engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University in China.

The committee was really impressed at Dr. Du’s teaching profile. Her major accomplishments includes teaching at various levels of mathematics courses, incorporating technology in her course delivery, developing Master Online Course for Statistics course, showing excellence in teaching in both online and face-to-face medium, to list a few. Dr. Du have published and presented papers on Mathematics Teaching and Learning on various regional, national, and international conferences. Dr. Du’s dedication and commitment in mathematics teaching was recognized by various awards and grants through her career. Dr. Du’s colleagues and her students spoke highly about her caring for teaching, students, and eagerness to find new ways to help students learn.

Please join me once again to congratulate Dr. Hong Du on her accomplishments. I hope Dr. Du will continue her excellence in teaching and service towards Mathematics, Students, the Institution, and our GMATYC.

Avi Kar


Important Reminders

  • The annual GMATYC meeting will be held Friday, February 11 at 2:00pm. Follow this link, use password wWfVnpdc339 if asked:

    Meeting Link

  • The 2022 GMATYC election is currently being held. Please check your email for a link to vote, and click here to see the biographies of the candidates. Voting ends February 9, 2022.
  • Annual dues expire on Friday, February 11, 2022. Please send your membership renewal and payment ($15) to Hong Du (look for her email regarding an electronic option). Include the membership form, found here.

2022 Elections

Happy New Year!

Have you considered participating further in GMATYC? Or, perhaps are you looking to contribute your talents more extensively for the organization? Now is your chance to take the first step and get involved. 

GMATYC needs nominations for Treasurer, Secretary, and two Nominating Committee members and will be holding elections in January 2022.

Interested applicants can find job descriptions and Terms of Office in the Bylaws on the GMATYC website Here. 

If interested, please respond to the email sent Jan 13 with a short bio as soon as possible for membership posting before elections. 

Thank you for your consideration.

Dihema R. Longman, Ph.D.

Nominating Committee

Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence Award Nominations now being accepted

President Elect Avi Kar would like to invite you (or someone you nominate) for the 2022 GMATYC Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence award. The link with the details of the award and nomination form can be found here. Please consider yourself applying and/or nominate one of your deserving colleagues for the award. The deadline to complete the packet is Friday, December 17th, 2021. The winner will be announced during the GSU-Perimeter College Mathematics conference in February, 2022.

If you have questions regarding the selection process and/or need any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Avi Kar: Additionally, please distribute the information within your department.

Bill Bompart Teaching Excellence Award

Fall message from the President

Greetings Colleagues! Fall is here and with fall, we start to think about change, such as the leaves changing colors.   As your current President of GMATYC and I am excited to see what changes are on the horizon for our organization.  I would love to see us expand in terms of membership and engagement, to become more visible in the Southeast Region. GMATYC is a great organization of mathematics educators from two-year, four-year, public, and private institutions across the state.  There are many opportunities to become active with GMATYC:

  • Volunteer to be the newsletter editor, serve on a committee, or run for an elected position
  • Recruit a full-time or adjunct faculty member to join GMATYC and/or consider the benefits of a lifetime membership.  Membership information can be found at
  • Exchange innovative and effective mathematics classroom ideas with contemporaries around the state.
  • Collaborate with other GMATYC members on mathematics lessons, grants, articles, etc.
  • Share news of awards, promotions, and other achievements with members.  Please send member updates to me at for possible inclusion in future newsletters.

In addition to the work of GMATYC, we support the national organization AMATYC.  The 47th Annual AMATYC Conference, “Fired up for Math”, will be held October 28-31, 2021, in Phoenix, Arixona.  I am sure this theme will lead to some stimulating sessions, especially when it comes to getting our students fired up about mathematics.   Many of our GMATYC members will be attending and even presenting at this conference.  Be sure to connect with each other to make travel plans, room together, etc.  Conferences are wonderful to experience with a colleague.  If you are a member of AMATYC,  you might also consider being an affiliate delegate.  Let me know if you are interested!!


I look forward to working with all of you in the days to come.  Have a successful rest of your semester!