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Women in Physics and Mathematics among CSU’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni

CSU Alumni Association closes the year with stories of #Vikings4Life, including two COSHP alumnae.


Honored by CSU's College of Sciences and Health Professions

Ann Frangos retired from AT&T as Assistant Vice President – Credit and Collections, where she was responsible for accounts receivable management for commercial accounts worldwide. She oversaw operations in seven call centers across the United States and in three international centers in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and India.

During her 36 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, she held a variety of positions in credit and collections, finance, accounting operations, budgeting, long-range planning, and operations research. She also served as Director-Human Resources, where she was responsible for directing the EEO and Affirmative Action programs. Prior to joining AT&T (then Ohio Bell), she taught high school mathematics.

Ms. Frangos’ interest in higher education was sparked when she attended a summer math camp at CSU as a teen. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Baldwin Wallace University and a master’s degree from CSU, both in mathematics. Today, she continues to serve as a strong advocate for CSU and supports COSHP's Math Corps program.


Honored by CSU's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Honors College

After earning her bachelor’s degree in physics in 2011, Krista Freeman was accepted into the prestigious Ph.D. program in physics at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on a research fellowship. Now in her fifth year at CMU, she has earned a master’s degree in physics and is expected to graduate with a Ph.D. in 2017.

Interdisciplinary research in physical virology has brought Ms. Freeman to laboratories in Sweden, Switzerland and France, including two months working in the Physical Chemistry Department at Lund University. Her research has been recognized with a three-year Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. She also attended the 2015 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting which brought together 70 Nobel Laureates with 672 young scientists from 88 countries.

Ms. Freeman continues her involvement with CSU through the Society of Physics Students “Physics Fridays” outreach program at Campus International School. She recently shared her insights with COSHP students and faculty during an invited seminar.