Nick Hermez is a senior Mathematics major from Struthers, Ohio. Always having enjoyed his mathematics classes, Nick says “CollegeBoard.com said that John Carroll and I would make a great team.”

As if Nick’s major in Mathematics and minor in business did not keep him busy enough, he is a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, the American Marketing Association, and the Order of Omega honor society, and is Vice President of Finance for Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He has also served as a mathematics tutor in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department’s tutoring program. Currently Nick works six hours per week as a consultant in the JCU Statistical Services Lab, and also works as an Analytics Intern for Metrics Marketing Group in Westlake, Ohio, where he uses the SAS (Statistical Analysis System) software for data analysis and modeling.

Nick’s favorite mathematics classes have been in statistics—especially the Applied Statistics class. In the summer after his sophomore year, Nick worked on a research project with his statistics professor, Dr. Tom Short, and presented the results of his research at the 2010 Celebration of Scholarship, in a poster titled “Bootstrap Methodology Applied to Selecting an Optimal Cutoff Value.”

After graduating next May, Nick plans to pursue an MBA degree, and enter the business world in a career utilizing his talents in both business and mathematics.