• John Chapman stands beside the new plaque
    John Chapman stands beside the new plaque

As a way to recognize John’s 45+ years of outstanding service to Southwestern, the department enthusiastically supported the idea of renaming the Math & CS Lounge as the Chapman-Whitmore Lounge (MBH 133). To celebrate (and surprise John) the department held an afternoon reception and plaque unveiling on February 3. The new plaque and description read as follows:

Chapman-Whitmore Lounge Mathematics and Computer Science

This space is named in honor of John B. Chapman and in memory of Ralph M. Whitmore for their exemplary service as Southwestern University mathematics professors for over 45 years and 44 years, respectively. They each served as chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department for many of those years and were instrumental in developing the professional and collegial environment that the Department enjoys today. 


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