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Debra Yonke, Ed.D.


I am so happy to be returning to the Evangel Campus as a faculty member and would love to share with you the excitement that being a part of Evangel (both as a student and now as a professor)has brought to my life.

Job Responsibilities: Professor Student Teacher Supervisor Teacher Education Alliance Supervising Professor

Courses Taught: Foundations of Education Elementary Curriculum and Instruction Science and Social Studies for Elementary Teachers

Started Work: Fall 2009

Favorite Thing About Work: It doesn’t seem like work! I am blessed to be surrounded by wonderful, caring people–both staff and students!

Was an Evangel Student: Fall 1979-Spring 1983

Favorite Memory as a Student: Getting to know people from all over the world and being involved in student ministries.

Originally From: Arcola, IN

Personal Information: My husband, Steve, and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this summer and have three wonderful daughters. (We did meet here at Evangel. Does anyone remember Spinster Spree? or Spring Fling?) Our youngest, Allie, will be a freshman at EU this fall and wants to pursue a degree in medicine. Stephanie just graduated from EU with a degree in English and concentrations in French/Business. Our oldest daughter Aubrey and her husband, Christian just had their first child, Grady, and they reside in Springfield–which is great for this new grandma! Our favorite vacation spot is somewhere sunny with beautiful beaches and time to relax and spend time together as a family.

Other: Top 5 Strengths: Strategic Achiever Learner Connectedness Relator