The Emeritus Faculty Fellowship

The Emeritus Fellowship is given each academic year to support graduate student research. It honors our emeritus faculty and is funded by contributions from faculty and alumni. The current value of the award is $750. The following scholars have received Emeritus Faculty Fellowships:

YearScholarStatus
2013-14 Solomon Akesseh still active
Anne Kerian still active
Haydee Lindo MS 2012
Jeremy Trageser still active
2012-13 Sarah Behrens still active
James Carraher PhD in 2014
Lauren Keough still active
Nora Youngs PhD in 2014
2011-12 Melanie DeVries PhD in 2013
Tom Clark PhD in 2014
Philip Gipson still active
Ashley Johnson PhD in 2013
2010-11 Annika Denkert PhD in 2013
Eric Eager PhD in 2012
Joe Geisbauer PhD in 2013
Ben Nolting PhD in 2013
2009-10 Amanda Croll PhD in 2013
Courtney Gibbons PhD in 2013
Brian Johnson PhD in 2012
Pei Pei PhD in 2014
2008-09 Derek Boeckner PhD in 2013
Katie Morrison PhD in 2012
Hamid Rahmati PhD in 2009
Zahava Wilstein PhD in 2011
2007-08 Jesse Burke PhD in 2010
Inês Henriques PhD in 2010
Lori (McDonnell) McCune PhD in 2011
Ian Pierce PhD in 2011
Silvia Saccon PhD in 2010
2006-07 L.T. Grant MS in 2006
Will Grilliette PhD in 2011
Aditi Kar MA in 2006
Kris Lund MS in 2007
Jeremy Parrott still active
2005-06 Brian Bockelman PhD in 2008
Matt Dvorak PhD in 2008
Livia (Miller) Hummel PhD in 2008
Frank Moore PhD in 2008
Sawanya Sakuntasathien PhD in 2008
2004-05 Kathy Bartley PhD in 2006
Josh Brown Kramer PhD in 2007
Jennifer (Everson) Davis PhD in 2007
Frank Moore PhD in 2008
Amanda Potts MS in 2005
2003-04 Martha Gregg PhD in 2008
Ed Loeb PhD in 2006
Melissa (Hendrick) Luckas PhD in 2007
David Milan PhD in 2008
2002-03 Nick Baeth PhD in 2005
Ben Duncan PhD in 2004
Pari Ford PhD in 2008
Jake Weiss PhD in 2007
2001-02 Nick Baeth PhD in 2005
Steve Haataja PhD in 2006
Yan Zhang MS in 2002
2000-01 Shijie Chen PhD in 2001
Lois Goss MS in 2002
Matt Koetz PhD in 2005
Benmei Liu MS in 2001
1999-00 Elvan Akin PhD in 2000
Justin James PhD in 2006
Bill Wolesensky PhD in 2002
1998-99 Iyad Abu-Jeib PhD in 2000
Keith Agre PhD in 2000
Karl Kattchee PhD in 2001
Jane Meza PhD in 2000
Patricia Nelson PhD in 2001
1997-98 Keith Agre PhD in 2000
Graham Leuschke PhD in 2000
Victoria Sapko PhD in 2001
Theresa (Strei) Jorgensen PhD in 2000
Chien-Hua Wu PhD in 1998
1996-97 Iyad Abu-Jeib PhD in 2000
Richard Avery PhD in 1997
Karl Kattchee PhD in 2001
Patricia Nelson PhD in 2001
Vera Rayevskaya MS in 1997 (transferred to Vanderbilt)
1995-96 Meral Arnavut PhD in 2002
Tim Deis PhD in 1999
Michelle Homp PhD in 1997
Ryan Karr PhD in 2002
Jennifer Raschko-Mueller PhD in 1997
1994-95 Doug Anderson PhD in 1997
Ferhan Atica PhD in 1995
Daryl Bell PhD in 1999
Lisa McShine MS in 1995 (Ph.D. Georgia Tech)
Akihiro Yamamura PhD in 1996
1993-94 Paul Dawkins PhD in 1997
Kurt Herzinger PhD in 1996
Jaeyong Lee MS in 1994 (Ph.D. from Purdue)
Susan Szaniszlo PhD in 1996
Qingling Zhang MS in 1993 (transferred to Michigan)
1992-93 Regina Bade MS in 1993
Nancy Campbell PhD in 1995
Stephanie Fitchett PhD in 1997
Kaicheng Wang PhD in 1996
Akihiro Yamamura PhD in 1996
1991-92 Robert Jajcay PhD in 1995
David Jorgensen PhD in 1996
Vesna Kilibarda PhD in 1994
Jeff Rushall MS in 1992
Tim Huffman PhD in 1994
Shu-Mei Wan PhD in 1999
1990-91 Sandeep Holay PhD in 1994


The Outstanding First Year Student Award

This award has been given each year since 1989. The current value of the award is $750. The following is a list of the recipients of this award:

YearScholarStatus
2013-14 Andrew Windle still active
2012-13 John Myers still active
Christopher Schafhauser still active
2011-12 Michael Brown still active
2010-11 Nora Youngs PhD 2014
2009-10 Tom Clark PhD in 2014
Sara Reynolds still active
2008-09 Ben Nolting PhD in 2013
2007-08 Katie Morrison PhD in 2012
2006-07 Kyle Fey PhD in 2011
Lori (McDonnell) McCune PhD in 2011
2005-06 Deanna (Turk) Dreher PhD in 2010
2004-05 Keith Dailey MS in 2005
2003-04 Gretchen Bartels MS in 2004
Frank Moore PhD in 2008
2002-03 Kathy Bartley PhD in 2006
Andrew Crabbe PhD in 2008
2001-02 Teena Carroll PhD Georgia Tech
2000-01 Jayeon Jeong MS in 2001
1999-00 Lois Goss MS in 2002
1998-99 Joe Scherer MS in 1999 (transferred to Oregon)
1997-98 Steve Lindblad PhD in 2003
1996-97 Graham Leuschke PhD in 2000
1995-96 Richard Avery PhD in 1997
Victoria Sapko PhD in 2001
1994-95 Michael Morelli PhD in 1996
1993-94 Qingling Zhang MS in1993 (transferred to Michigan)
1992-93 Stephanie Fitchett PhD in 1997
1991-92 Kurt Herzinger PhD in 1996
1990-91 David Jorgensen PhD in 1996
1989-90 Darren Holley PhD in 1997


Outstanding Qualifying Exam Award

This award has recognized truly outstanding performance on the Qualifying Exams since 1989. The current value of this award is $750. The following is a list of the recipients of this award:

YearScholarStatus
2013-14 Neil Steinburg still active
2012-13 Maranda Franke still active
2011-12 Haydee Lindo MS 2012
2010-11 James Carraher PhD in 2014
2009-10 Melanie DeVries PhD in 2013
2008-09 Courtney Gibbons PhD in 2013
Derrick Stolee PhD in 2012
2007-08 Brian Johnson PhD in 2012
Tyler Seacrest PhD in 2011
2006-07 Nate Axvig PhD in 2010
2005-06 Terri (Moore) Bell MS in 2005
Silvia Saccon PhD in 2010
2004-05 Brian Bockelman PhD in 2008
Landon Sullivan MS in 2005
2003-04 Kathy Bartley PhD in 2006
Andrew Crabbe PhD in 2008
2002-03 Melissa (Hendrick) Luckas PhD in 2007
2001-02 Kirsten Messer PhD in 2003
2000-01 Shijie Chen PhD in 2001
1999-00 Bill Wolesensky PhD in 2002
1998-99 Jane Meza PhD in 2000
1997-98 No award given
1996-97 Nikolay Silkin MS in 1997 (transferred to Vanderbilt)
1995-96 Victoria Sapko PhD in 2001
1994-95 Doug Anderson PhD in 1997
1993-94 Jaeyong Lee MS in 1994 (Ph.D. from Purdue)
1992-93 Stephanie Fitchett PhD in 1997
Kaicheng Wang PhD in 1996
1991-92 Nancy Campbell PhD in 1995
Kristin Pfabe PhD in 1995
1990-91 David Jorgensen PhD in 1996
1989-90 Troy Riggs PhD in 1993


Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student

The Mathematics Department places a very high value on quality teaching, and since 1991 has honored outstanding teaching by a graduate teaching assistant with a cash award. The current value of this award is $750. The following are the recipients of the award by year:

YearScholarStatus
2013-14 Jason Hardin PhD 2014
2012-13 Sara Reynolds still active
2011-12 Tom Clark & Ben Nolting PhD in 2014/PhD in 2013
2010-11 Katie Morrison PhD in 2012
2009-10 Brian Johnson PhD in 2002
2008-09 Raj Dahal PhD in 2009
Joan Lubben PhD in 2009
2007-08 Frank Moore PhD in 2008
2006-07 Jake Weiss PhD in 2007
2005-06 Heidi (Feller) Berger PhD in 2008
2004-05 Martha Gregg PhD in 2008
2003-04 Melissa (Hendrick) Luckas PhD in 2007
2002-03 Mike Gunderson MS in 2003
2001-02 Matt Koetz PhD in 2005
2000-01 Keith Agre PhD in 2000
1999-00 Lisa Johnson PhD in 2000
Theresa (Strei) Jorgensen PhD in 2000
1998-99 Tim Pollis PhD in 1999
1997-98 Mike Ira PhD in 2000
1996-97 Robert Krueger PhD in 1998
1995-96 Tim Deis PhD in 1999
Michelle Homp PhD in 1997
1994-95 Stephanie Fitchett PhD in 1997
Kurt Herzinger PhD in 1996
1993-94 Nancy Campbell PhD in 1995
Cheryl Olsen PhD in 1997
1992-93 Lori Higby MS in 1993
1991-92 John Schneider PhD in 1992


Grace Chisholm Young and William Henry Young Award

In 1996, Roger and Sylvia Wiegand established a fellowship for the support of graduate student research in honor of Sylvia's grandparents, Grace and William Young. In 1895, Grace (who studied with Felix Klein in Gottingen) became the first woman ever to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics from a German University. Both Grace and William were well-known mathematicians in their time. The current value of this award is $1000. The following are the recipients of the award by year:

YearScholarStatus
2013-14 Christopher Schafhauser still active
2012-13 Michael Brown still active
2011-12 Katie Haymaker PhD in 2014
2010-11 Derrick Stolee PhD in 2012
2009-10 Chistopher Goodrich PhD in 2012
2008-09 Laura Lynch PhD in 2011
2007-08 Nate Axvig PhD in 2010
Kyle Fey PhD in 2011
2006-07 Mike McCoy MS in 2007
2005-06 Bobbi Buchholz PhD in 2007
2004-05 Andrew Crabbe PhD in 2008
2003-04 Josh Brown Kramer PhD in 2007
2002-03 Kirsten Messer PhD in 2003
2001-02 Matt Koetz PhD in 2005
2000-01 Justin James PhD in 2006
1999-00 Patricia Nelson PhD in 2001
1998-99 Graham Leuschke PhD in 2000
1997-98 Rikki Wagstrom PhD in 1999
1996-97 Theresa Strei PhD in 2000


Walter Mientka Teaching Award

The current value of this award is $500. The following are the recipients of the award by year:

YearScholarStatus
2013-14 Simone Westermayer still active
2012-13 Sara Reynolds still active
2011-12 Nora Youngs PhD 2014
2010-11 Jason Hardin & Ashley (Weatherwax) Johnson PhD 2014/PhD in 2013
2009-10 Tanner Auch PhD in 2013


Steven Haataja Award

YearScholarStatus
2014 Lauren Keough still active
2013 Katie Haymaker PhD in 2014


UNL Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

The UNL Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award is a UNL-wide award given to a graduate student that demonstrates superior teaching skills, a focused interest in student learning and passionate interest in the professional development as a teacher. The current value of this award is $1000 and a commemorative medal. The following are the recipients of the award by year:

YearScholarStatus
2011 Courtney Gibbons PhD in 2013


UNL Alumni Association GTA Award

The UNL Alumni Association bestows a Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. The following graduate teaching assistants in the department have received this award:

YearScholarStatus
2008 Martha Gregg PhD in 2008
2000 Lisa Johnson PhD in 2000
1999 Mike Ira PhD in 2000
1996 Stephanie Fitchett PhD in 1997
1994 Cheryl Olsen PhD in 1997
1989 Margaret Kaiser-Woodward MAT in 1989


Graduate Research Assistant Award, UNL College of Arts and Sciences

The following graduate teaching assistants in the department have received the Graduate Research Assistant Award:

YearScholarStatus
2011 Christopher Goodrich, Honorable Mention PhD in 2012
2011 Tyler Seacrest, Honorable Mention PhD in 2011
1999 Graham Leuschke PhD in 2000


UNL Alumni Association Graduate Research Assistant Award

The following graduate teaching assistants in the department have received the UNL Alumni Association Graduate Research Assistant Award:

YearScholarStatus
2000 Graham Leuschke PhD in 2000



UNL Folsom Distinguished Dissertation Award

The following graduate teaching assistants in the department have received the UNL Folsom Distinguished Dissertation Award:

YearScholarStatus
2013 Christopher Goodrich PhD in 2012