Posted by Emily Hart on 2011-04-15

Samford University senior mathematics major Zac Epperson presented a paper entitled “Analytic Continuation of Factorial-Like Products” at the Southeastern section annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) April 1 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Selected from 33 student presentations, Epperson’s paper was chosen as one of the winners of the Patterson Prize. This award is presented annually at the Southeastern MAA Section meeting.

“It would not have been possible without Dr. Atkinson. He is very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. He works with me a lot and is very patient with me. So, I very much appreciate Dr. Atkinson and his help,” Epperson said.  

Bruce Atkinson, of mathematics and computer science, department chair mentored Epperson.

Epperson is from Indian Springs, Ala.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.