Published 03/13/15

Schumacher honored with leadership award

Phyllis SchumacherProfessor of Mathematics Phyllis Schumacher, Ph.D., was recently honored by the Ronald McDonald House as a recipient of its sixth annual women’s leadership awards. The awards recognized influential women in the Rhode Island community who consistently make a positive impact and demonstrate exceptional leadership.

Schumacher was nominated for the leadership in educational award by Kati Machtley, director of the Bryant Women’s Summit. Schumacher is a member of the Bryant Women’s Summit Planning Committee that brings accomplished women leaders to Rhode Island and provides the opportunity for many women to attend a variety of workshops to help them improve their professional skills.

“It is an honor to be recognized by this organization that makes such a difference in the lives of women and children and families in Rhode Island,” Schumacher says. “I have been lucky to work with so many wonderful women who have been mentors to me and I have been fortunate to mentor many young women as students in my classes.”

Schumacher has taught both graduate and undergraduate students at Bryant for more than 40 years. She has served as the Chair of the Math Department and as the Coordinator of the Actuarial Statistics Program.