Meet mathematics majors:
Maybe it’s George Lankford’s mathematical mind that helps him size up a play as
part of the Panther football team’s defense. A strong safety, he had plenty of
practice last season, playing 11 games and making four tackles and a quarterback
sack during the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs.
“I’m all about math, numbers,” George says. “That’s my niche. Hopefully I’ll go
to grad school and get my Ph.D. in it.
“I think for me, math is such a solid subject. Two plus two is going to equal
four, whether you want it to or not.”
After completing his first year at LaGrange, sophomore Steven Porrello has a bold
vision for the future. He plans to earn degrees in religion and mathematics, with
minors in English and physics.
“I want to work hard because God never stops working for me; he never stops pursuing
Steven’s efforts were recognized at the end of this academic year with awards
for Outstanding Freshman Essay of the Year and Outstanding Calculus Student, and
a scholarship from Dunson United Methodist Church.