HIGH POINT, N.C., May 15, 2012 – Roger Shore, associate professor of mathematics and computer science at High Point University, received the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award at HPU’s 88th Commencement Ceremony.
“The award was completely unexpected,” says Shore. “I was humbled and honored by it. It’s nice to know that my life and work have made a positive impact on those around me at High Point University. That has been my life’s goal.”
Shore came to the university in 1988 with bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and biology from Elon University, a master’s degree in mathematics from Appalachian State University and a master’s degree in computer science from Clemson University.
He developed the computer science minor program into a major in the early 1990s, and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science has flourished since that time. Recently, Shore has worked with his students to complete two successful apps for iPads and iPhones, one available on the iTunes store and one available for classroom use. The “Hail to the Chief” app is a digital version of a presidential memorization board game, created by two High Point natives, that’s available for download to the general public. He and three computer science students also helped economics professors in the Phillips School of Business develop an app that simulates market trading on a live trading floor in the classroom.
Every year, he works with computer science students to present their research at prestigious conferences, and he mentors them in preparation for the international ACM programming contest that’s held each fall. He also participates in research that promotes computational science and high performance computing at the undergraduate level.
“Roger Shore is an asset to HPU, and his influence is far-reaching,” says Dennis Carroll, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “It is appropriate that he is honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award in 2012.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.
# # # Pam Haynes