Tom Thompson started teaching mathematics at Walla Walla University (then Walla Walla College) in 1971. During his 40+ years at WWU he has inspired and challenged generations of mathematics students. Tom has received numerous teaching awards, including the Pacific Northwest MAA 2012 Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics.
Tom will be retiring at the end of 2013. This conference is organized to honor his years of dedicated service.