College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Computer Science & Software Engineering

Student Of The Month - October 2003

Rachel Martin


Congrats, Rachel, on being student of the month! Rachel is a bright, hard working student. She was a member of the team that won the first-place ISSAC award for the EPICS QuickDrop game in 2002, and she is participating in EPICS again this semester. She is currently working on her honors thesis on discrete logarithm-based cryptosystems. Oh, and she is also an active member of the ACM Student Chapter. I don't know how she can do all that and still have time to raise her beautiful daughter Layla, yet she does. Rachel, this honor is well-deserved.
- Jon Sorenson

Great Rachel. You have been hanging around Butler for so long just waiting to be elected Student Of the Month. Now you can graduate and go get a real job!! Of course you know I am kidding - hope everyone else does. You have been great in so many ways: academically strong, service to the ACM, EPICS and the department, a wonderful wife and mother, etc. I wish you the best of luck in the future.
- Prof. Henderson

Rachel was one of the first students who expressed an interest and actually participated in the EPICS program from its inception. I remember that she was the one who came up with the name "Spanish in Action" (SIA) during one of our regular meetings. Since then, she has impressed me with her eagerness to learn and productive nature during EPICS, in my courses as well as being part of the CeASER research team. She is a creative and resourceful person with a pleasant personality who works very well with others. The most admirable thing about Rachel, to me, is her successful efforts to balance the challenging tasks of raising her daughter and also being a full time student. Well done, Rachel. I have no doubts that you will be successful.
- Prof. Panos Linos