DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD WINNERS
Presented to an alumnus/a who has made a significant contribution to MATHCOUNTS and demonstrated a strong commitment to creating opportunities for all students.
Lou DiGioia (2018)
Lou DiGioia joined the MATHCOUNTS national office staff in 2002, and served as Executive Director for 11 years. During his tenure at MATHCOUNTS, Lou spearheaded multiple initiatives that grew the program and deepened its impact, including launching the National Math Club in 2007 and Math Video Challenge in 2011.
Honorary Alumni (2013)
In 2013, MATHCOUNTS made Bob McWilliams, Steve Dziki and Keith Johnson honorary MATHCOUNTS alumni for their work at M Squared OnStage. Every year, Bob, Steve (both pictured) and Keith tirelessly devote themselves to developing innovative ways to improve the National Competition.
Richard Rusczyk (2012)
Richard founded Art of Problem Solving (AoPS) to provide interactive educational opportunities to avid math students. AoPS has reached thousands of students, offers numerous free resources and math classes and hosts one of the largest math forums on the internet.
Phillip Mote (2011)
Phillip started MATHCOUNTS Outreach @UGA, a program that connected University of Georgia students with Athens-area schools to support their MATHCOUNTS programs. The program has reached hundreds of students and was recognized by the University of Georgia Foundation in 2010 as the best new student campus organization.
Brian Edwards (2010)
While studying at Yale University, Brian created MATHCOUNTS Outreach, the first officially recognized MATHCOUNTS-college partnership connecting university student coaches with middle school students in their local communities.