NATCHITOCHES – Donations to a professorship honoring the memory of Dr. Stan Chadick, a member of the Northwestern State University faculty for 37 years, have reached almost $15,000 with 3 to 1 matching commitments from Dr. Chadick’s son, Cabe Chadick, and an anonymous faculty member.
Chadick’s colleagues in the Department of Mathematics established the professorship earlier this year to honor the memory of an outstanding teacher, mentor and friend.
Chadick, who was named 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.
Faculty in the Department of Mathematics set a goal to raise $80,000 in contributions that will be matched by $20,000 from the Board of Regents. Income from the endowment will be awarded to a professor in the department who is involved in professional development of K-16 teachers and/or student activities.
For more information, contact NSU Director of Development Jill Bankston, CFRE, at email@example.com or (318) 357-4241. Gifts can be mailed to the NSU Office of University Advancement, Development Office, Natchitoches, LA 71497. Information and an online form is available at northwesternalumni.com.