This lecture is funded by the Weltha McLachlan Van Eenam, Marjorie Van Eenam Butcher and Robert Ward Butcher Actuarial/Financial Mathematics Fund.
The Fund was established in memory of the Esteemed Emeritus Professor Cecil J. Nesbitt who was a dear friend of Marjorie Van Eenam Butcher (pictured) and Robert Ward Butcher. The fund was created as part of the Weltha McLachlan Van Eenam Memorial Fund to benefit Actuarial/Financial Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Michigan. Weltha McLachlan VanEenam was a 1918 graduate of Michigan who had a career as an early Social Security actuary. Marjorie, Robert and Weltha were three dedicated teachers, devoted to their students' development who provided this fund in memory of Cecil Nesbitt, the greatest and kindest teacher among them.
Weltha McLachlan Van Eenam (A.B. 1918), Marjorie Van Eenam Butcher (A.B. 1947, A.M. 1949) and Robert Ward Butcher all were elected to Phi Beta Kappa while students at the University. By examination, all became members of the professional Society of Actuaries.
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