Judit Kerekes, Associate Professor of Mathematics at the College of Staten Island, has received a 2023 Friends of Hungary Foundation Award.

A former Chair of the Department of Mathematics at CSI for 15 years, Dr. Kerekes has organized conferences and provided opportunities for Hungarian scholars to present in the U.S. She has also remained involved with teacher education efforts in Hungary, as well as in this country.

According to the Friends of Hungary press release, “she has always been active in the Hungarian American community: general secretary of the American Hungarian Federation, trustee of the Americans for Hungarians Foundation, scout commissioner of the Association of Hungarian Scouts Abroad, founder and co-chair of the Hungarian American Schools Meeting, and member of the Diaspora Council. She was an actress and vice president of the Hungarian American Theater for two decades, and a camp director and principal of the Summer Hungarian International School Camp for a decade.”