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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 8, 2010

Northwest grad Howard receives award of merit from education association

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Darcy Howard, a recent Northwest graduate from Craig, Mo., has received the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Award of Merit.

Faculty from the department of computer science and information systems nominated Howard based on her accomplishments as well as her promise in the field of business education. Howard has received a one-year professional membership in NBEA.

Howard graduated this spring with bachelor's degrees in marketing and business education. She is certified in secondary business education and middle school mathematics and will teach middle school mathematics at Mound City Schools, beginning in August.

Marketing and management instructor Deborah Toomey and Dr. Nancy Zeliff, professor of computer science and information systems, served as her academic advisers.

"Darcy's classroom performance with technology and business classes has prepared her well for a career in teaching," Zeliff said. "Indeed her scholastic record is meritorious. She also provided leadership to our Pi Omega Pi business education honor society and other student organizations on campus. Darcy has worked within the public schools as a substitute teacher and in other capacities and has the personal qualities and skills to be an outstanding teacher."

The department of computer science and information systems holds an institutional membership in the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE). NABTE is an affiliate of NBEA, the nation's foremost professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business.

The business education program in Northwest's department of computer science and information systems has received state and national awards for its outstanding program, student organization and faculty.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468