Brother Neal Golden CJ ’57 Recognized as FSU Distinguished Alumni

Florida State University College of Education recently named six recipients for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Awards. Each year, the College recognizes deserving alumni who have distinguished themselves through scholarly, creative and humanitarian achievement and service to their profession.  The 2011 College of Education Distinguished Alumni will be recognized at a dinner banquet held in their honor on October 28th at 7:00 p.m. at the FSU Alumni Center.

Below is Brother Neal’s excerpt from the FSU Press Release:

Elementary or Secondary Schools
Neal Golden, Ph.D., Mathematics Education, 1977

In 1966, Neal Golden developed the first data processing/computer science course in a Louisiana high school. Since no materials were available for such a course, Golden developed his own. This culminated in 1975 with the publication of the first high school programming textbook, Computing Programming in the BASIC Language (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975). As chair of the Technology Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Golden was appointed to the first Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National Research Council in Washington D.C. He was also a pioneer in academic games, establishing the New Orleans league and playing a vital role at the national level. He is the founding president of the Academic Games Leagues of America Inc.