# The Linker Award

The J. Burton Linker Fund, established by J. Burton Linker, Jr. ’44 of Chapel Hill and Edward M. Linker of Martinsville, Va., in honor of UNC-CH Mathematics Professor J. Burton Linker, provides for the annual Linker Award. The Linker Award is given by the Department to the graduate student who has shown the greatest effectiveness as a teacher of undergraduate mathematics courses. Recipients of the Linker Award also receive a significant cash award at the Departmental Commencement following each spring semester.

Year | Student |
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1988 | Mark McCombs Terry Bridgman |

1989 | James Brawner |

1990 | Donna Molinek |

1991 | Lars Kjeseth |

1992 | Bathi Kasturiarachchi |

1993 | Richard Hammack |

1994 | Julie Barnes Karen Brown |

1995 | David Lyons |

1996 | Lisa DeMeyer |

1997 | Adam Fitzgerald Robert Donnelly |

1998 | Jason Miller |

1999 | John Terilla |

2000 | Kyle Kneisl |

2001 | James Bonn |

2002 | Rachelle DeCoste |

2003 | Jeffrey DiFranco |

2004 | Stephen Lau |

2005 | Elizabeth Sell |

2006 | Emily Gamber |

2007 | Charles Hague |

2008 | Andrea Richmond |

2009 | Nathan Pennington |

2010 | Ellen Gasparovic |

2011 | Emily Laura Braley |

2012 | Rachel Louise Bayless |

2013 | Andrea Overbay Reed Ogrosky |

2014 | Bevin Laurel Maultsby & Benjamin Noah Wilson |

2015 | Nathaniel Bushek |

2016 | Cass Andrew Sherman |

2017 | Francesca Bernardi |

2018 | Zeliha Kilic & Andrew Prudhom |

2019 | Grace Conte |

2020 | Blake Keeler |

2021 | Taylor Rhoads |

2022 | Katherine Slyman |

In addition, UNC Mathematics graduate students are often the recipients of University teaching awards.