The award for Abernathy, called the Distinguished Teaching Award by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member, was given at the Southeastern Sectional Meeting, held at the March 23-24 annual meeting at Clemson University.
The honor goes to a junior college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics is shown to have influence beyond their own classrooms.
Winthrop University, "Math Faculty Member Honored at Regional Meeting for His Distinguished Teaching" (2018). Winthrop News 2018. 29.