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Student Spotlight

    Nov. 14, 2015

    Sierra Jones awarded Pi Omega Pi scholarship

    Sierra Jones, right, received the 2016 Pi Omega Pi Scholarship presented by the national business education honor society.

    Sierra Jones, right, receives the 2016 Pi Omega Pi Scholarship presented by the national business education honor society. (Submitted photo)

    Northwest Missouri State University student Sierra Jones has been named one of just two students nationally to receive the 2016 Pi Omega Pi Scholarship presented by the national business education honor society.

    Jones, a senior middle school education major from Stanberry, Mo., joined Northwest’s Beta Chapter of Pi Omega Pi, during the fall of 2014. She has remained active, participating in chapter service events and traveling to the Biennial Convention in the spring, where the Northwest chapter also was named the best in the country.

    At the National Business Education Association convention last spring, Jones worked with peers to give a presentation about the interactive game Kahoot It! The group explained ways Kahoot It! may be implemented in the classroom and the benefits of using it.

    “Not only did she have the opportunity to present, but Sierra also had the opportunity to learn and better prepare herself for educating future students,” said Dr. Nancy Zeliff, the Northwest chapter’s sponsor and a professor in the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Information Systems. “She was able to learn from veteran teachers the best ways to connect and engage students. During her time as a member of Pi Omega Pi, she has had the chance to grow and become a better teacher.”

    Jones plans to complete her degree at Northwest during the spring of 2016 and hopes to secure a middle school teaching position in northwest Missouri. As a Northwest student, she has served as a residential assistant and desk assistant.


    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
    mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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