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2019 Outstanding Alumni

Harold Branch-Becky Baranowski-Ernie Lara
2019 Outstanding Alumni

2019 Outstanding Alumni Award

Rebecca Baranowski

Becky has a Bachelor’s of Science in Math Education (NAU 1998), a Master’s of Arts in Mathematics (U of A 2002), and is currently working on her EdD in Community College Leadership through Ferris State University (Michigan).  She was an EMCC student from 1993-1996 and was actively engaged with MECHA during that time.  Becky has been employed with EMCC since 2002 and was a Division Chair for 6 years.  She is currently an Assessment Co-Coordinator and an HLC tri-chair for Criterion 4.  Her passion at EMCC is engaging with Engineering, Physics and Math majors through teaching the Calculus sequence (Calculus I, II, III and Differential Equations).  She loves to teach with her physics faculty in calculus/physics learning communities.  

The following was written in her nomination....

Becky is truly a Master Teacher! She inspires students to learn and to enjoy math and become lifelong learners. She also strives to be an educational leader and works tremendously hard to learn her craft.  Becky is a tremendous advocate of EMCC in our community and has a strong voice to support student learning and the value of education.

Becky received a custom "Heart of a Lion" created by our very own Makerspace. Since the EMCC Alumni Association was founded in Dr. Lara's presidency, the award has been named in honor of Dr. Ernest A. Lara.  The heart is made from Purple Heart Wood.  This wood is unique, as it is purple in its natural state.