Dr. Elina Erzikova, assistant professor of public relations, has been recognized with two teaching awards. 

She received the 2012-2013 Excellence in Teaching Award and the Lorrie Ryan Award for 2013.

Executive Vice President/Provost E. Gary Shapiro said in a letter to Erzikova, "this is an especially important award for Central Michigan University, which prides itself on the professional strength and committment of its teaching faculty. I commend you as one of whose performance as a teacher has had a positive and memorable impact in helping your students attain their learning goals and has earned the praise of your peers."

The Lorrie Ryan Award exemplifies the committment to effectively incorporating community service into the classroom. It also personifies respect and inspiration to your students while being a positive role model.

Erzikova will receive plaques for each honor, which will be presented on March 20 in the Park Library Auditorium.