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Elizabeth Yanik, Emporia State University

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Dr. Elizabeth Yanik is a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emporia State University (Kansas). Yanik is described as a passionate teacher who also directs and sustains mentoring programs -- the nomination describes six major mentoring activities or programs in which Yanik has been involved over the last decade. She is shown as being creative and resourceful in a rural area that may have a lack of resources. The panelists noted the rich impressions conveyed through nomination support letters from the students and also from a parent. Overall, she has great management skills in the various programs and is an excellent mentor; mentoring students 10-20 at a time and at various levels.