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UNC Awards

Mathematics Awards & Medals

The Tanner Award

University-wide award presented to a full-time faculty member for excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first- and second-year students.

The Tanner awards were created in 1952 with a bequest by Kenneth Spencer Tanner, class of 1911, and his sister, Sara Tanner Crawford, and by them on behalf of their deceased brothers, Simpson Bobo Tanner, Jr. and Jesse Spencer Tanner.

The award was established in memory of their parents, Lola Spencer and Simpson Bobo Tanner to recognize excellence in inspirational teaching of undergraduate students, particularly first- and second-year students.

Kenneth Tanner

Kenneth Spencer Tanner

03/30/1890 – 10/23/1963

Mark McCombs

Mark McCombs

Current Award Recipient

 

Past Math Department Recipients

2017 | Zeliha Kilic, Tanner Teaching Assistant
2013 | Rachel Bayless, Tanner Teaching Assistant
2008 | Mark McCombs, Tanner Faculty
1998 | Adam Fitzgerald, Tanner Teaching Assistant
1997 | Lisa DeMeyer, Tanner Teaching Assistant
1997 | Richard Hammack, Tanner Teaching Assistant