SPRINGFIELD, MO — Dr. Don Tosh, senior professor of mathematics at Evangel University, was recently selected to lead Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national math honor society, becoming the first person to do so twice.
“Don was asked to reprise his role, when the current president-elect needed to step down at the end of the just completed academic year,” said Dianne Twigger, assistant professor of math at Evangel.
“With his experience and reputation, he was the committee’s first choice.”
Beginning immediately, Tosh will serve one year as president-elect, then another four years as president.
Founded in 1931, the organization is primarily focused on undergraduate research. Tosh has previously served several leadership roles with KME, including as National President from 2005-2009.
“He has also been the club sponsor and corresponding secretary for the local chapter of KME for 33 years,” added Twigger.
“I am honored by this offer to once again serve KME on the national council. There are many fine people in the organization they could have chosen,” said Tosh. “I hope we will be able to continue the tradition of encouraging undergraduate research excellence that this honor society embodies.”
Don Tosh is a native of Ontario, Canada. He began teaching mathematics at Evangel at the age of 21 — with his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in hand — in the fall semester of 1972.
In addition to the classroom work, he served as chair in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences from 1994-2001.
In 2019, Tosh received Evangel’s top honor for faculty, the E.M. & Estella Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service. The award was presented at the university’s spring commencement and came with an unrestricted cash grant.
About Evangel University
Evangel University, with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS), is a comprehensive Christian university committed to excellence in educating and equipping students to serve the church and society globally. Evangel and AGTS serve more than 2,300 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.
About Kappa Mu Epsilon
Kappa Mu Epsilon is a specialized honor society in Mathematics. KME was founded in 1931 to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major. The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit, and have attained academic distinction.
Terms of Service
Dr. Don Tosh served as a member of the executive team of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the national math honor society, for nearly two decades.
- Historian, 1997-2001
- President Elect, 2001-2005
- President, 2005-2009
- The Pentagon Business Manager, 2006-2015 (KME’s research journal)
Tosh was also honored to receive the George R. Mach Distinguished Service Award from KME in 2011.