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 still active
Jeremy Trageser still active
2012-13 Sarah Behrens still active
James Carraher still active
Lauren Keough still active
Nora Youngs still active
2011-12 Melanie DeVries Ph.D. in 2013
Tom Clark still active
Philip Gipson still active
Ashley Johnson Ph.D. in 2013
2010-11 Annika Denkert Ph.D in 2013
Eric Eager Ph.D. in 2012
Joe Geisbauer Ph.D. in 2013
Ben Nolting Ph.D. in 2013
2009-10 Amanda Croll Ph.D. in 2013
Courtney Gibbons Ph.D. in 2013
Brian Johnson Ph.D. in 2012
Pei Pei Ph.D. in 2014
2008-09 Derek Boeckner Ph.D. in 2013
Katie Morrison Ph.D. in 2012
Hamid Rahmati Ph.D. in 2009
Zahava Wilstein Ph.D in 2011
2007-08 Jesse Burke Ph.D. in 2010
Inês Henriques Ph.D. in 2010
Lori (McDonnell) McCune Ph.D in 2011
Ian Pierce Ph.D in 2011
Silvia Saccon Ph.D. in 2010
2006-07 L.T. Grant MS in 2006
Will Grilliette Ph.D in 2011
Aditi Kar MA in 2006
Kris Lund MS in 2007
Jeremy Parrott still active
2005-06 Brian Bockelman Ph.D. in 2008
Matt Dvorak Ph.D. in 2008
Livia (Miller) Hummel Ph.D. in 2008
Frank Moore Ph.D. in 2008
Sawanya Sakuntasathien Ph.D. in 2008
2004-05 Kathy Bartley Ph.D. in 2006
Josh Brown Kramer Ph.D. in 2007
Jennifer (Everson) Davis Ph.D. in 2007
Frank Moore Ph.D. in 2008
Amanda Potts MS in 2005
2003-04 Martha Gregg Ph.D. in 2008
Ed Loeb Ph.D. in 2006
Melissa (Hendrick) Luckas Ph.D. in 2007
David Milan Ph.D. in 2008
2002-03 Nick Baeth Ph.D. in 2005
Ben Duncan Ph.D. in 2004
Pari Ford Ph.D. in 2008
Jake Weiss Ph.D. in 2007
2001-02 Nick Baeth Ph.D. in 2005
Steve Haataja Ph.D. in 2006
Yan Zhang MS in 2002
2000-01 Shijie Chen Ph.D. in 2001
Lois Goss MS in 2002
Matt Koetz Ph.D. in 2005
Benmei Liu MS in 2001
1999-00 Elvan Akin Ph.D. in 2000
Justin James Ph.D. in 2006
Bill Wolesensky Ph.D. in 2002
1998-99 Iyad Abu-Jeib Ph.D. in 2000
Keith Agre Ph.D. in 2000
Karl Kattchee Ph.D. in 2001
Jane Meza Ph.D. in 2000
Patricia Nelson Ph.D. in 2001
1997-98 Keith Agre Ph.D. in 2000
Graham Leuschke Ph.D. in 2000
Victoria Sapko Ph.D. in 2001
Theresa (Strei) Jorgensen Ph.D. in 2000
Chien-Hua Wu Ph.D. in 1998
1996-97 Iyad Abu-Jeib Ph.D. in 2000
Richard Avery Ph.D. in 1997
Karl Kattchee Ph.D. in 2001
Patricia Nelson Ph.D. in 2001
Vera Rayevskaya MS in 1997 (transferred to Vanderbilt)
1995-96 Meral Arnavut Ph.D. in 2002
Tim Deis Ph.D. in 1999
Michelle Homp Ph.D. in 1997
Ryan Karr Ph.D. in 2002
Jennifer Raschko-Mueller Ph.D. in 1997
1994-95 Doug Anderson Ph.D. in 1997
Ferhan Atica Ph.D. in 1995
Daryl Bell Ph.D. in 1999
Lisa McShine MS in 1995 (Ph.D. Georgia Tech)
Akihiro Yamamura Ph.D. in 1996
1993-94 Paul Dawkins Ph.D. in 1997
Kurt Herzinger Ph.D. in 1996
Jaeyong Lee MS in 1994 (Ph.D. from Purdue)
Susan Szaniszlo Ph.D. in 1996
Qingling Zhang MS in 1993 (transferred to Michigan)
1992-93 Regina Bade MS in 1993
Nancy Campbell Ph.D. in 1995
Stephanie Fitchett Ph.D. in 1997
Kaicheng Wang Ph.D. in 1996
Akihiro Yamamura Ph.D. in 1996
1991-92 Robert Jajcay Ph.D. in 1995
David Jorgensen Ph.D. in 1996
Vesna Kilibarda Ph.D. in 1994
Jeff Rushall MS in 1992
Tim Huffman Ph.D. in 1994
Shu-Mei Wan Ph.D. in 1999
1990-91 Sandeep Holay Ph.D. 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 still active
2009-10 Tom Clark Ph.D. in 2014
Sara Reynolds still active
2008-09 Ben Nolting Ph.D. in 2013
2007-08 Katie Morrison Ph.D in 2012
2006-07 Kyle Fey Ph.D in 2011
Lori (McDonnell) McCune Ph.D in 2011
2005-06 Deanna (Turk) Dreher Ph.D. in 2010
2004-05 Keith Dailey MS in 2005
2003-04 Gretchen Bartels MS in 2004
Frank Moore Ph.D. in 2008
2002-03 Kathy Bartley Ph.D. in 2006
Andrew Crabbe Ph.D. in 2008
2001-02 Teena Carroll Ph.D 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 Ph.D. in 2003
1996-97 Graham Leuschke Ph.D. in 2000
1995-96 Richard Avery Ph.D. in 1997
Victoria Sapko Ph.D. in 2001
1994-95 Michael Morelli Ph.D. in 1996
1993-94 Qingling Zhang MS in1993 (transferred to Michigan)
1992-93 Stephanie Fitchett Ph.D. in 1997
1991-92 Kurt Herzinger Ph.D. in 1996
1990-91 David Jorgensen Ph.D. in 1996
1989-90 Darren Holley Ph.D. 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 still active
2010-11 James Carraher Ph.D. in 2014
2009-10 Melanie DeVries Ph.D. in 2013
2008-09 Courtney Gibbons Ph.D. in 2013
Derrick Stolee Ph.D in 2012
2007-08 Brian Johnson Ph.D in 2012
Tyler Seacrest Ph.D in 2011
2006-07 Nate Axvig Ph.D. in 2010
2005-06 Terri (Moore) Bell MS in 2005
Silvia Saccon Ph.D. in 2010
2004-05 Brian Bockelman Ph.D. in 2008
Landon Sullivan MS in 2005
2003-04 Kathy Bartley Ph.D. in 2006
Andrew Crabbe Ph.D. in 2008
2002-03 Melissa (Hendrick) Luckas Ph.D. in 2007
2001-02 Kirsten Messer Ph.D. in 2003
2000-01 Shijie Chen Ph.D. in 2001
1999-00 Bill Wolesensky Ph.D. in 2002
1998-99 Jane Meza Ph.D. in 2000
1997-98 No award given
1996-97 Nikolay Silkin MS in 1997 (transferred to Vanderbilt)
1995-96 Victoria Sapko Ph.D. in 2001
1994-95 Doug Anderson Ph.D. in 1997
1993-94 Jaeyong Lee MS in 1994 (Ph.D. from Purdue)
1992-93 Stephanie Fitchett Ph.D. in 1997
Kaicheng Wang Ph.D. in 1996
1991-92 Nancy Campbell Ph.D. in 1995
Kristin Pfabe Ph.D. in 1995
1990-91 David Jorgensen Ph.D. in 1996
1989-90 Troy Riggs Ph.D. 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 still active
2012-13 Sara Reynolds still active
2011-12 Tom Clark & Ben Nolting Ph.D. in 2014/Ph.D. in 2013
2010-11 Katie Morrison Ph.D. in 2012
2009-10 Brian Johnson Ph.D. in 2002
2008-09 Raj Dahal Ph.D. in 2009
Joan Lubben Ph.D. in 2009
2007-08 Frank Moore Ph.D. in 2008
2006-07 Jake Weiss Ph.D. in 2007
2005-06 Heidi (Feller) Berger Ph.D. in 2008
2004-05 Martha Gregg Ph.D. in 2008
2003-04 Melissa (Hendrick) Luckas Ph.D. in 2007
2002-03 Mike Gunderson MS in 2003
2001-02 Matt Koetz Ph.D. in 2005
2000-01 Keith Agre Ph.D. in 2000
1999-00 Lisa Johnson Ph.D. in 2000
Theresa (Strei) Jorgensen Ph.D. in 2000
1998-99 Tim Pollis Ph.D. in 1999
1997-98 Mike Ira Ph.D. in 2000
1996-97 Robert Krueger Ph.D. in 1998
1995-96 Tim Deis Ph.D. in 1999
Michelle Homp Ph.D. in 1997
1994-95 Stephanie Fitchett Ph.D. in 1997
Kurt Herzinger Ph.D. in 1996
1993-94 Nancy Campbell Ph.D. in 1995
Cheryl Olsen Ph.D. in 1997
1992-93 Lori Higby MS in 1993
1991-92 John Schneider Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. in 2014
2010-11 Derrick Stolee Ph.D in 2012
2009-10 Chistopher Goodrich Ph.D in 2012
2008-09 Laura Lynch Ph.D in 2011
2007-08 Nate Axvig Ph.D. in 2010
Kyle Fey Ph.D in 2011
2006-07 Mike McCoy MS in 2007
2005-06 Bobbi Buchholz Ph.D. in 2007
2004-05 Andrew Crabbe Ph.D. in 2008
2003-04 Josh Brown Kramer Ph.D. in 2007
2002-03 Kirsten Messer Ph.D. in 2003
2001-02 Matt Koetz Ph.D. in 2005
2000-01 Justin James Ph.D. in 2006
1999-00 Patricia Nelson Ph.D. in 2001
1998-99 Graham Leuschke Ph.D. in 2000
1997-98 Rikki Wagstrom Ph.D. in 1999
1996-97 Theresa Strei Ph.D. 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 still active
2010-11 Jason Hardin & Ashley (Weatherwax) Johnson Still Active/Ph.D. in 2013
2009-10 Tanner Auch Ph.D in2013


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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. in 2008
2000 Lisa Johnson Ph.D. in 2000
1999 Mike Ira Ph.D. in 2000
1996 Stephanie Fitchett Ph.D. in 1997
1994 Cheryl Olsen Ph.D. 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 Ph.D in 2012
2011 Tyler Seacrest, Honorable Mention Ph.D in 2011
1999 Graham Leuschke Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. in 2012