CAMBODIAN MATHEMATICIAN TO DELIVER VALEDICTORY ADDRESS AT 2015 COMMENCEMENT

ខ្ញុំចប់ពីសាលា១០មករា៧៩ខេត្តសៀមរាបដែរ…កញ្ញាតោ គឹមសុី ជាជំនាន់ប្អូន…ខ្ញុំមានមោទនភាពចំពោះកញ្ញាខ្លាំងណាស់….សូមប្រសិទ្ធិពរអោយកញ្ញាបានជោគជ័យនូវរាល់បំណងស្វែងរកថ្នាក់បណ្ឌិតសិក្សា។
I also graduated form 10 January 1979 High School. I am proud of you Miss Kimsy Tor, wish you success in your graduate school effort. (from Sophoan Seng facebook)

CAMBODIAN MATHEMATICIAN TO DELIVER VALEDICTORY ADDRESS AT 2015 COMMENCEMENT

Kimsy Tor ’15 receives Donald J. Carty Valedictory Medal.

Cambodian-born Kimsy Tor, a member of Manhattan College’s class of 2015, moved to the U.S. at the age of 18 to begin her freshman year in Riverdale, N.Y. Four years later, Tor will address her fellow classmates and their families as the 2015 valedictorian at the College’s 173rdCommencement on Sunday, May 17.

Tor graduates with a B.S. in mathematics and a minor in computer science. In the fall, she will move to Paris to pursue a Master of Science in mathematics at the prestigious Pierre and Marie Curie University, which is part of The Sorbonne University alliance. She hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in Paris and eventually return to Cambodia to teach, where approximately 10 residents hold doctorate degrees in mathematics. Subsequently, education is important to the development of Cambodia with an adult literacy rate of only 74 percent and two in 10 Cambodians living below the poverty line. Tor plans to make a difference in Cambodian education.

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