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Nov. 10, 2015 - Kayla Feairheller, fifth from left, was recently chosen as the first recipient of a scholarship established at King’s College in honor of Dr. Anthony Berard, Jr., fourth from left, a former mathematics faculty member who served the College for 40 years.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to a junior or senior based on their class standing and their “exceptional talent in abstract reasoning” as determined by the current Math Department faculty. 

Dr. Berard retired as professor of mathematics from King’s in May 2012.  During his teaching career, he served 10 years as Chair of the Mathematics Department and 10 years as Director of the Computer Graphics Lab.  He holds the title of professor emeritus of mathematics.

Dr. Berard and his wife, Dr. Louise (McNertney) Berard, a 1975 graduate of King’s, reside in Conyngham.

Feairheller is a junior majoring in mathematics and computer science.  She is the president of the Mathematics and Computer Science Club and is a member of the Student Activities Advisory Committee.  She is a consistent Dean’s List student.

Pictured, from left, is Dr. Daniel Ghezzi, associate professor and chair of the mathematics department at King’s; Dr. WeiWei Zhang, associate professor of mathematics; Dr. Louise Berard; Dr. Anthony Berard, Jr.; Kayla Feairheller; and Kayla’s parents Deb and Phil Feairheller.