Cambodian Math Graduate delivered Valedictory Address at U.S. Collage’s Commencement


Phnom Penh – Kimsy Tor, a Cambodian graduate, was the 2015 valedictorian at the Manhattan College’s 173rd​​​ Commencement on Sunday, May 17. Tor finishes her undergraduate studies with a 3.91 GPA.

 

Tor graduates with a B.S. in mathematics and a minor in computer science.  She will move to Paris to pursue a Master of Science in mathematics at the Pierre and Marie Curie University. She hopes to pursue her Ph.D. in Paris and eventually return to Cambodia to teach, where approximately 10 residents hold doctorate degrees in mathematics.

 

She is trilingual in English, French and Khmer. She has been a member of the math honor society Pi Mu Epsilon since 2012, serving as the president since 2013. In addition, she has been a member of the Dean’s List since 2011.