Mary Sylvester Deconge-Watson

Born: 1933

Birthplace: Wickliff, Louisiana

B.A. Mathematics Seton Hill College (1959); M.A. Mathematics Louisiana State University (1962)

Ph.D. in Mathematics
(with a minor in French) from St. Louis University (1968)

thesis: *2-Normed Lattices and 2-Metric Spaces*

At the age of 16, Mary Sylvester Deconge entered the congregation
of the Sisters of the Holy Family. She earned a B.A. (1959) in
Mathematics and Science from Seton Hill College (in Pennsylvania),
an M.A. in Mathematics from the Louisiana State University (1962),
and a Ph.D. in Mathematics (with a minor in French) from St. Louis
University (1968). Mary Sylvester Deconge is a nun in the holy
order of the Sisters of S F and taught in high schools and colleges
until 1964. Sister Deconge was appointed as an Assistant Professor
of Mathematics at Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana
from 1968 to 1971. In 1971, Sister Deconge was appointed to the
Mathematics Faculty at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

RESEARCH

Sister Mary Sylvester Deconge authored and co-authored several very short research notes appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (USA), The Notices of the American Mathematics Society, and the Journal of Mathematical Analytical Applications.

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