Three University Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Crisann McCloy, a senior financial and business analyst at the University of Kentucky, has received the Young Professional Award from the National Association of Educational Procurement. The award recognizes the efforts of outstanding young procurement professionals who have made great strides and contributions to the education procurement industry.

McCloy holds an MBA from the University of Kentucky.

Stacy Goad Williams, a research associate professor and director of the Center for Training Transportation Professionals at the University of Arkansas, has received the Professional of the Year Award from the Arkansas Chapter of the American Public Works Association. She is being honored for her role as an expert in the field of public works, and for the guidance she has provided to infrastructure professionals in the public and private sectors.

Dr. Williams holds a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and Ph.D. all in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas.

Margaret H. Wright, Silver Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics in the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, is the 2019 recipient of The John von Neumann Prize, the highest honor of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. She is being honored for her pioneering contributions to the numerical solution of optimization problems and to the exposition of the subject. She will deliver The John von Neumann Prize Lecture, “A Hungarian Feast of Applied Mathematics,” in Valencia, Spain, on July 16, 2019.

Dr. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in computer science all from Stanford University.

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