2017 Beberman Award Winner: Richard Newmark

Richard Newmark (’57) is this year’s Beberman Award winner and will be honored at the 2017 Uni Gala in April.

Newmark set a great example in his professional career through leadership, scholarship and publications. He continues his leadership roles in the community in the areas of education and the environment. His contributions to community, public service, and civic activities are emblematic of the Uni High mission to encourage citizenship and influence the educational community.

He has been a leader in many organizations including the St. Paul Audubon Society, the Environmental Issues Committee, the St. Paul Classic Bike Ride, the Woodbury Environmental Advisory Commission the St. Paul Neighborhood Energy Consortium, the District 1 Community Council and the St. Paul School Board Gifted & Talented Committee.

Newmark attended Harvard University and completed his PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2001 Richard retired from 3M as a Corporate Scientist from the Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory where he specialized in the analysis of chemical materials using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).

The Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award was established by the University of Illinois Laboratory High School in honor of the late Max Beberman, a Uni math teacher. During his tenure at Uni High—from 1950 to 1971—he started the University Committee on School Mathematics, which had an impact on math education around the world. Max is remembered as being a truly wonderful teacher whose forte was enabling students to “discover” for themselves the new math ideas for which he is famous.

Congratulations Mr. Newmark, the 2017 Max Beberman Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

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