Honors Program Alumni
Kimberly (Nettling) Yoak, Class of '97
What degree(s) did you receive from BGSU
B.S. in Mathematics Education
What other education have you received? (*please list institution, date received, majors, and minors)
M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction (Mathematics Education), Kent State University, 2004
Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, Kent State University
What were you involved in while at BGSU and in the Honors Program? (i.e. president of a club, Tuition Raffle Committee member, etc.)
HSA - President, VP, Informative Committee Chair, Frosh Rep
Kappa Mu Epsilon - President, VP
Mortar Board - VP for Initiation
Collegiate 4-H - member
Alpha Lambda Delta - tutoring chair
BG community theatre
Church choir and bell choir
What do you consider your hometown?
In what city do you currently reside?
What is your current occupation?
K-8 Mathematics Specialist for Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools
Please list other occupations you would like noted in your alumni spotlight.
I was a middle school mathematics teacher for 6 years.
What are some significant accomplishments you would like spotlighted?
President-Elect of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Past president of the Greater Akron Mathematics Educators' Society
Martha Holden Jennings Scholar
What are some of your interests and hobbies?
Music, music, music! Playing piano, singing alone or in church choir, attending performances, listening to various artists.
What are some fond memories you have of the BGSU Honors Program?
Too many to count! Sitting in the Honors Office for days every spring processing Tuition Raffle tickets, HSA picnics, HSA summer officers' meetings, HSA coffee houses, freezing and smelling like trash twice a year at the BG Recycling Center, seeing performances and speakers in Toledo, going to the National Collegiate Honors Conference in Pittsburgh. And of course, making great friends with whom I still keep in touch.
What impact did the BGSU Honors Program have on your life?
Probably more of an impact than I can really put into words - it provided me with many leadership, service, academic, and social opportunities in a way that most other organizations could not (at least not all together). It gave me a home - a sense of belonging. I always knew that I could go to the Honors Office and just chat or hang out for a while because it really had a sense of family about it.