Recipients of the L.J. Cote M.S. Excellence in Statistics Award

The recipient of the L.J. Cote M.S. Excellence in Statistics Award will be completing an M.S. in Applied Statistics and possesses the following skills that are required of an applied statistician.

  1. Technical skill, as evidenced by course performance, faculty evaluation, and performance on the final M.S. examination.
  2. Skill in consulting and communication, as evidenced by excellence in supervised consulting or secondarily in teaching.

The award is in honor of Professor Louis J. Cote who retired from the Department of Statistics in June of 1991. During his 31 years with the Department, Professor Cote taught a variety of courses in the Department of Statistics including Introduction to Probability, Basic Probability and Applications, Applied Regression Analysis, and Time Series and Applications. He was a compassionate mentor to graduate students.


  • 1983 - Roger A. Klassen
  • 1984 - Laura J. Betz
  • 1985 - Barbara A. Zoog
  • 1986 - Cathy Marie Bean
  • 1986 - Lisa E. Kleinrichert
  • 1987 - Eric Fox
  • 1987 - Julia Friedman
  • 1988 - Robert A. Baker
  • 1989 - Cathy Lynne Poore
  • 1990 - Laura B. Humphreys
  • 1992 - Catherine Axtell
  • 1992 - Daniel Flick
  • 1993 - Stephen P. Zimmerman
  • 1994 - John Lawrence Deck
  • 1995 - Christine Hixon
  • 1996 - Mary K. Guidinger
  • 1996 - Brian J. Yasz
  • 1997 - Christine L. Emsley
  • 1998 - Shinjini Menon
  • 1999 - Rebecca Ambler
  • 1999 - James O'Malley
  • 2000 - Dwight J. Beaudry
  • 2001 - Dachuang Cao
  • 2002 - Chenghong Li
  • 2003 - Thomas Aliff
  • 2004 - Sylvie Mrug
  • 2005 - Alexander Lipka
  • 2006 - Patricia Yoshida
  • 2007 - Amy Watkins
  • 2008 - Yanzhu Lin
  • 2009 - Brian Denton
  • 2010 - David Young
  • 2011 - Kan Yao
  • 2011 - Kenneth Wakeland
  • 2012 - Brittany DiPietro
  • 2013 - Christian Gomes
  • 2013 - Remy Spoentgen
  • 2014 - Jeffrey Ting
  • 2015 - Matthew Bowers
  • 2016 - Jessica Cacioppo
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