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New London - The U.S. Coast Guard Academy recognized the contributions of Ernest J. Manfred on Friday, April 11, by awarding him the title of distinguished professor emeritus.
The award distinguishes faculty members who have compiled especially impressive records of service, including outstanding contributions to the academy, Coast Guard, or society. This is the first time in more than a decade the academy has awarded the prestigious title.
Manfred began working at the academy in 1969 and taught more than 4,000 cadets during his career. He served as faculty adviser, president of the Faculty Senate, Credential Committee member, Mathematical Association of America representative, NCAA faculty representative, director of CGA Research and chairman of the Coast Guard Academy Speakers Bureau.
As the head of the Mathematics Department for 13 years, he was instrumental in the creation of the Operations Research and Computer Analysis major. Manfred retired in 2009.