Message from the Section Chair

Christine Franklin
University of Georgia

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 11, Number 1 (Winter 2006)

I am excited about the opportunity to serve as the 2006 chair of the statistics education section. I hope that I can continue the wonderful work of past chairs. I have been fortunate to work this past year with Ron Wasserstein, 2004 chair and Robin Lock, 2005 chair. The statistics education section is very dear to me. As you will read in this newsletter, there are many outstanding initiatives and visionary goals among members of the section.

I would like to introduce you to the 2006 executive committee that Iím honored to work with this year.

Section Chair Elect: Jessica Utts
Past Section Chair: Robin H. Lock
Program Chair: Paul Roback
Program Chair Elect: Patti Collings
Publications Officer: Sterling Hilton
Secretary/Treasurer: Beth L. Chance
Council of Sections Representative: Carolyn Cuff
Executive Committee:
     Marjorie E. Bond
     Michael J. Kahn
     Julie Legler
     Ginger Holmes Rowell
     Robert Gould
     Norean Radke Sharpe
Newsletter Editors: Joan Garfield and Jackie Dietz

I would like to extend a special thank you to the executive committee members that rotated off at the end of 2005. Their dedication to the section has been invaluable.
Katherine Halvorsen
Joy Jordan
Brian Jersky
Karen McGaughey
John Walker
Ron Wasserstein

We have now surpassed the magic 1000 mark as number of members in the section. Please encourage your colleagues to join the statistics education section!

We welcome Joan Garfield at the University of Minnesota and Jackie Dietz at Meredith College as the new editors of our section newsletter. They welcome any news that you might want to contribute to the newsletter.

Please do not hesitate to contact me during the year with questions, comments, or requests. My email address is

I look forward to seeing you at different professional events throughout the year. Thank you again for your dedication to the goals and needs of furthering statistics education.

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