H20-2041.10. Vandervelde, Richard A. (1938-2018). Papers, 1967-2018. 0.25 linear ft. PARTIALLY RESTRICTED


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Richard Allan Vandervelde was born in Waxahachie, Texas, in 1938 and grew up in Indianola, Iowa, where he graduated from high school in 1956. He received his B.A. degree from Simpson College in 1960, M.S. degree from the University of Iowa in 1962, and his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1967. He served as an instructor in mathematics at the University of Iowa from 1965-1966 and assistant professor at Hope College from 1967-1971, when he was promoted to associate professor. He was promoted to full professor in 1993. Vandervelde served as the chair of the mathematics department from 1987-1990. He also served Academic Ombudsman for the Computer Center, as coach of the cross country team for 12 years starting in 1997, helped found the Holland Recreational Youth Soccer League and member of the board, chair of the college’s annual “Albert E. Lampen Mathematics Contest and Conference” for high school students. He retired from teaching in 2000. The collection includes Richard Vandervelde’s biographical information and doctor of philosophy degree dissertation from the Department of Mathematics in the Graduate College of the University Iowa titled “Group-Like Structures in Categories, August 1967.” His personnel file is RESTRICTED.


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