South Carolina Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges
An Affiliate of AMATYC


Thank you very much for visiting the SOCAMATYC Website. My name is Frank Monterisi, and I have had the pleasure of being President of this great organization for the 2013 – 2015 term. Thank you for re-electing me for the 2015-2017 term! After growing up in New York and attending community college at SUNY Orange where I was President of the Phi Theta Kappa chapter, my family moved to North Carolina, where I then proceeded to finish my Bachelor’s Degree at Clemson University in Clemson, SC. Math was not my only focus while at Clemson, as I also was a Travel & Tourism minor, and also had important roles with the Clemson University Symphonic Orchestra, Central Spirit, and the Golden Key Honor Society.

After graduating Clemson in 2005, I immediately went on to earn my Master’s Degree at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. It was here that I got firsthand experience into the joys of teaching, as I was a student teacher for both College Algebra with Modeling and Pre-Calculus Classes, while also learning the ins-and-outs of the pedagogical side of the field. It was while I was a student at Appalachian State that I first learned about AMATYC. I became a student member of both AMATYC and NCMATYC, and even attended the AMATYC San Diego conference. I went on to present my graduate student project at the following year’s AMATYC Conference in Cincinnati, where I ended up meeting my future employers at Maysville Technical College in Maysville, KY.

Even though I will always be thankful for the wonderful people I met at Maysville Tech, I couldn’t stay out of the Carolinas for much longer.  So in the Fall of 2007 I was hired at Trident Technical College in Charleston, where I have been ever since. I have been very fortunate at Trident Technical College where I have met and been able to work with such wonderful colleagues not just in the mathematics department, but also throughout the college. It was through TTC that I became a Project ACCCESS fellow, Cohort 5, through AMATYC, and have attended even more AMATYC Conferences. In the Spring of 2009 I became the Vice-President of SOCAMATYC and served two-consecutive terms from 2009 – 2011 and then again from 2011 – 2013, where I was then elected President.

My goal as President is to work with my fellow officers to help promote more uniform teaching practices across the state and to have at least one member from each community college attend the annual conferences. If you would like more information from me please do not hesitate to email me at  Thank you very much. I am looking forward to hearing from you.


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