John Overdeck and Cornelia Trimble were honored with the Center of Talented Youth’s inaugural Distinguished Alumni Award at our Grand Ceremony in Baltimore on October 28, 2012.

CTY established the Distinguished Alumni Award to recognize our most highly accomplished alumni and acknowledge them for making a difference in our world.

“CTY students go on to do great things in life,” said executive director Elaine Hansen. “John and Cornelia are innovators in their fields who have used their success to improve the lives of many people. We are very privileged to count them among our alumni.”

About the Distinguished Alumni Recipients

John OverdeckJohn Overdeck is the co-founder and co-chairman of Two Sigma Investments LLC, a finance and technology firm headquartered in New York City. Previously, Mr. Overdeck was a vice president with Amazon.com and a senior officer of D.E. Shaw & Co. He is a trustee of the Museum of Mathematics and sits on the Advisory Board for the Robin Hood X Prize, a global competition identifying new approaches to fighting poverty. He received BS in mathematics from Stanford University, where he continued his studies as a doctoral candidate in statistics.

As a member of the Julian C. Stanley Study for Exceptional Talent, Mr. Overdeck attended four CTY Summer Programs between 1981 and 1984, before joining CTY as an instructor. He was also instrumental in strengthening CTY’s alumni network. In addition, he was a 1986 International Mathematics Olympiad Silver Medalist.

Connie TrimbleCornelia Trimble, MD is the director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Cervical Dysplasia at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in Baltimore. Dr. Trimble is also an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In January, The Daily Record honored her as one of their 2012 Influential Marylanders. She earned a BSE in Civil Engineering and a BA in International relations from Princeton University, a MD from Vanderbilt University, and a MA from Johns Hopkins University’s Writing Seminars.

Dr. Trimble was an early participant in Julian Stanley’s groundbreaking Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, the predecessor to CTY.

For more information about the Center For Talented Youth’s Distinguished Alumni Award, please contact Derek Spahr, CTY’s alumni relations associate, at 410-735-6256.