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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

April 30, 2013

Pi Omega Pi Chapter places fourth at national competition

Five Northwest Missouri State University students represented the University’s Beta Chapter at the 43rd Biennial Convention of Pi Omega Pi, April 15-20 in Atlanta. 

The Beta Chapter earned fourth place at the national competition based on its reports about activities at the local, community and national level. The Beta Chapter submitted reports highlighting its members’ community project of assisting with two Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conferences and the judging of FBLA competitive events. Their report discussed school visits and observations made by members of business and computer classes. The final report submitted for the national project detailed the annual Alumni Newsletter published by the chapter, which can be viewed by clicking here.

Sponsored in conjunction with the National Business Education Association Convention, the members attended with faculty advisor Dr. Nancy Zeliff, professor of mathematics, computer science and information systems.

Secondary business education majors Elizabeth Sheffer and Kelly Critten presented a workshop on “Engage Students Using Social Media in the Classroom.” Middle school business education majors Victoria Beckman, Alycia Landon and Courtney Ray presented a workshop on “Technology Toolbox for Business Education.” 

Members also attended numerous workshops and heard several keynote speakers discuss business and technology teaching topics. Zeliff served as a panel member for a presentation titled “Preparing Students for College:  What High School and College Teachers Say.”

Pi Omega Pi is the business education teacher national honor society. Northwest’s Beta Chapter is the oldest active chapter in the nation, formed in 1924. The purposes of Pi Omega Pi are:

The national competition includes activities at the local, community and national level. For more information, visit the local chapter’s website by clicking here or visit the national website at

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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