Lorrie Ryan Memorial Excellence Award Winner 2013

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Dr. Elina Erzikova is the recipient of the 2012-2013 Lorrie Ryan Memorial Excellence in Teaching Aw​ard. She is a faculty member in the Journalism department, and has been a part of the Central Michigan University family since 2009.

As one of Dr. Erzikova’s students shared, "She is unlike any professor I have ever had before. Granted, I have had exceptional professors in the past, but she stands out by far." Another student noted that “I formed relationships in that class that will further my professional life and my academic life." Other comments regarding Dr. Erzikova focus on her dedication to building a strong sense of community within the classroom, “She considers every classroom to be a family. We are all one unit, one blood, working toward the same goals. We are there to learn from one another. She makes sure everyone’s voice is heard.”​ ​​