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Linker Award

Mathematics Awards & Medals

The Joe Burton Linker Jr. Award

Presented to graduate teaching assistant who has shown the greatest effectiveness as a teacher of undergraduate mathematics courses.

 

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 Jr., provides for the annual Linker Award.

 

The award was established in honor of UNC-CH Mathematics Professor J. Burton Linker, Jr., who was recognized as a top scholar at UNC. His high standards and unique treatment of material made his classes unforgettable for most of his students. Math 141, “Differential Equations,” practically became synonymous with his name. Though he taught the same courses year after year, his students attested to his ability to make the material seem fresh, as though he were working the problems for the first time.

Burton Linker

Joe Burton Linker Jr.

07/23/1923 – 07/21/2016

Taylor Rhoads

Current Recipient

 

Past Recipients

2020 | Blake Keeler

2019 | Grace Conte

2018 | Zeliha Kilic & Andrew Prudhom

2017 | Francesca Bernardi

2016 | Cass Andrew Sherman

2015 | Nathaniel Bushek

2014 | Bevin Laurel Maultsby & Benjamin Noah Wilson

2013 | Andrea Overbay & Reed Ogrosky

2012 | Rachel Louise Bayless

2011 | Emily Laura Braley

2010 | Ellen Gasparovic

2009 | Nathan Pennington

2008 | Andrea Richmond

2007 | Charles Hague

2006 | Emily Gamber

2005 | Elizabeth Sell

2004 | Stephen Lau

2003 | Jeffrey DiFranco

2002 | Rachelle DeCoste

2001 | James Bonn

2000 | Kyle Kneisl

1999 | John Terilla

1998 | Jason Miller

1997 | Adam Fitzgerald & Robert Donnelly

1996 | Lisa DeMeyer

1995 | David Lyons

1994 | Julie Barnes & Karen Brown

1993 | Richard Hammock

1992 | Bathi Kasturiarachchi

1991 | Lars Kjeseth

1990 | Donna Molinek

1989 | James Brawner

1988 | Mark McCombs & Terry Bridgman