Math Alumni Web Page

Mathematics Department Alumni Web Page

This purpose of this webpage is to provide contact information and news items about Rutgers Mathematics Department alumni. If you prefer that an item that you sent not be listed on this page or be modified, please send email to

Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 11:37:39 -0800 (PST)
From: Mike Green
Subject: Alumni Luke Higgins

Hello, I am looking to contact Luke Higgins who was a student in the Math Department in the late 1990's. I have some genealogical information he was seeking on our common ancestors Henley and Semones. The last address I've been able to find was, but that doesn't seem to work either. If you would be so kind to forward this e-mail to him or provide me with his current e-address I would greatly appreciate your efforts.

Michael Green

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2004 14:14:59 -0400
From: "Cormier, Kevin"
Subject: Alumni News

I was reading your article under Alumni News, in the spring 2004 newsletter and decided to write. I am employed by Liberty Mutual in Keene, NH and we do have open intern opportunities. In addition, I would be willing to come to campus to speak about opportunities in the Actuarial field (schedule permitting). Here is the information you requested:

Name Kevin Cormier
Wk Address 62 Maple Ave. Keene, NH 03431
Job Title Manager Financial / Statistical Reporting
Company Liberty Mutual
Wk Phone 603-358-4428

Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 20:22:40 -0100
From: Michael Capizola
Subject: math graduates

Michael Capizola, Rutgers College Class of 1974
2 Morgan Lane
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Mathematics teacher, South Plainfield Middle School
908 526-3262 home
908 754-4620 work

I have been teaching in South Plainfield since 1980. There are always opportunities for math and science graduates, since most go into higher paying industry jobs. I would be happy to talk to students interested in pursuing a career in teaching.

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 23:04:30 -0400
From: Alexander Ng
Subject: Career Opportunity + Contacts

Name: Alexander Ng
Company:  KBC Financial Products
Home Phone: 201-892-8388

News Item: I have been working in the financial industry for 7 years now since leaving Rutgers in 1997. I would be interested in assisting smart Rutgers grad students move into Wall Street as well.

I'm writing with two news items:

1. The ex-manager at my first Wall Street job asked if I could refer 2 or 3 young smart people to his company. He is looking to fill quantitative programming roles at a Reinsurance company. The work involves C++, Python. I can vouch for the fact that he is a very nice guy. Great manager. If there are Math Dept students who are finishing up their degrees and looking for their first Wall St job, I can pass their names along to him.

2. Randall Fairman, a former Rutgers Math PhD, has retired from Wall Street to a comfortable 25 acre farm in Maine.

Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2004 18:44:20 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mitchell Stephenson
Subject: Alumni network

Hi, I am writing to join the alumni math work. I'm an actuarial student living and working in Hartford and since Rutgers does not have an acturial math program I think I can provide a lot of information to any students that may be interested in the profession. When I attended Rutgers I did not know about the field until I was a junior and it there are many opportunities in the field for math majors.

Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2004 01:02:12 +0000
Subject: Attention : Alumni Committee

Jeffrey Nitka
37 Wynwood Drive
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-274-1302 (home)

Current Employment :
Senior Developer
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
55 Water Street
New York, NY 10041
e-mail :
Company Website:

I graduated from University College in 1995 with High Honors. Mine was a computer orientated mathematics major, and it's the computer skills that I have mostly come to use, with (regrettably) minimal use of my mathematics skills. However, the high standards of Rutgers made it easy for me to excel compared to people from other schools.

Regarding interns, our company (at least my area of it) usually only hires computer or MIS students, and the work they do is limited to installing and configuring software. Not very exciting for mathematics majors, but not the worst internship job either.

I am very grateful for my experience at Rutgers. I often wish I never had to leave.

Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 16:36:31 -0700 (MST)
From: Robert S. Maier
Subject: alumni note

In your last newsletter you expressed interest in hearing from your alumni, so I thought I would drop you a line, since I received my Ph.D. at Rutgers in 1983. My advisor was Tom Spencer, now at IAS. I'm now Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Arizona. (I'm a voting member of two departments, though I try to stay out of Physics Department politics.)

It would be good to see a list of Rutgers Math Ph.D.s who are now faculty members at research universities. The only other one I know personally is Jan Wehr, who is also here at Arizona, though I know of a few others, such as Abby Thompson at UC Davis and Heinz Schaettler at Washington University in St. Louis.

I appreciate your keeping me up to date by sending me your departmental newsletter. My research interests have moved somewhat away from mathematical physics, so I don't often attend Joel Lebowitz's statistical mechanics conferences.

Robert S. Maier
Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Univ. of Arizona | FAX: +1 520 621 8322
Tucson, AZ 85721 | VOICE: +1 520 621 6892 (dept.), +1 520 621 2617 (office)
U.S.A. | WWW:

Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2003 15:05:05 -0400
From: 00
Subject: Spring 2003 Math Dept. Newsletter

In your spring 2003 newsletter, you mentioned the need for individuals to come to campus to speak to math majors about job opportunities in industry. As a Rutgers (math major, class of 1980) alum, I'd be glad to come to campus and speak about actuarial careers. In fact, I've done this a few times in the past, but not in the last several years. My point of contact on those occasions was Professor Roe Goodman.

Our firm, located at 270 Davidson Avenue in Somerset, usually does offer internship opportunities for students interested in actuarial careers. I can be contacted by phone, fax or e-mail as shown below.

Les Richmond
Senior Vice President
Aon Consulting, Inc. of New Jersey
Ph 732.302.2141
Fa 732.302.5982

Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2003 15:47:39 -0400
From: Art Lucker
Subject: Rutgers Graduate with Math Major

I graduated from Rutgers in 1973 with a major in math. I have been employed as an Life Actuary for 30 years and currently work for INS Consultants, Inc. in Philadelphia. INS is a small regulatory consulting firm and probably does not hire summer interns but I will check with the owners. My current address is 25 Berkshire Drive, Wayne, PA 19087. My phone numbers are: (H) 610-688-8465 and (B) 215-625-9877 ext 217. I would be happy to speak about job opportunities in the actuarial profession.

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 09:20:49 -0700
From: "Schachter, Paul J"
Subject: Looking for a colleague

I received my Ph.D. in Math from Rutgers in 1982, in topology under the direction of Dr. Julius Shaneson. One of my fellow students was Terrence Lindgren, who was in Topos Theory working with Dr. Miles Tierney. I believe he finished his doctorate in 1983 or 84.

Do you have an address or contact for Terry Lindgren?

Thanks for the help.

Paul Schachter

Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 10:22:46 -0400

I graduated from math dept in 1997 ( PhD Advisor: Prof. Treves).

Name: Zuhong Han
Address: 23 Ewing drive, Piscataway 08854
Job: Derivatives Research, VP, JPMorganChase.
Home: 732-878-9514
Work: 201-270-3351

Yes, I am willing to provide industry job information for math major students.


Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2002 19:17:48 EDT

Name: Joseph Duda (1980, Mathematics)
Address: 7015 Redcoat Drive
Flourtown, PA 19031
Job Title: Consulting Actuary
Company: Frank M. Vaccaro & Associates, Mt. Laurel, NJ
Business Phone: (800) 883-3682

I am a pension actuary today with 21 years of experience. I am a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. I would be willing to come to New Brunswick to talk to your current Math Majors about the actuarial profession and the numerous job opportunities available in the field. Please let me know if you are interested.

Joe Duda, FSA, FCA, EA, MAAA

Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 09:56:01 -0400
From: Steven Amgott
Subject: re: alumni news request

Steven Amgott
Math & Stat Lab Coordinator
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Swarthmore College
500 College Avenue
Swarthmore PA 19081-1390

Office: Whittier 3 & 5 Rm. 131
Tel: 610-328-8445
Fax: 610-690-6854

(The above is work information. My home phone is 610-789-8656.)

Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 13:02:52 -0400
From: "Chanin, Jeffrey"
Subject: Business Contact

I am a 1987 graduate of Rutgers College (Mathematics BA). This is a response to the Rutgers Mathematics Department (New Brunswick) Newsletter - Spring, 2002.

I work for Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Mercer is the largest employer of actuaries in the US. We are continuously looking to hire actuaries and other mathematically/financially oriented employees at all levels. We also offer a college student summer intern program.

I would be happy to help coordinate any type of relevant business contact activity that you are trying to accomplish.

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