**Photo Caption**: From left, Dr. David Cruz-Uribe, mathematics department chair, Troy Roberts, Dr. Louis Dale and Dr. Paul Allen, professor emeritus.

# Winner of Louis Dale Medal in Mathematics

April 7, 2022

Mathematics student Troy Roberts is the winner of the inaugural Louis Dale Medial in Mathematics.

Named after distinguished University of Alabama alumnus Dr. Louis Dale, the award is presented to an upper-level mathematics student who displays excellence in their work. Dale was the first African American doctoral student in the UA mathematics department who went on to become the first tenure-track professor in the mathematics department at The University of Alabama at Birmingham. He taught there for more than 40 years, retiring in 2015 after serving as the first African American associate provost and first African American vice president.