Business Education National Hall of Fame
Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Business Education National Hall of Fame
The 2014 Business Education National Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in October 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Committee members are now accepting nominations for inductees into the Hall of Fame.
Tax-deductible contributions for the Business Education National Hall of Fame may be made to the UW-Whitewater Foundation. Contributors of $1,000 or more will have their names prominently displayed on a center plaque in the Hall of Fame at UW-Whitewater.
Send nominations and contributions to Lila Waldman, Curriculum & Instruction Department, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Winther 4047, Whitewater, WI 53190.
Nominations must be postmarked by May 1, 2014, for consideration for induction in the 2014 ceremony. Download the nomination form.
The Business Education National Hall of Fame was relocated at the
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1995. Prior to that time, the Hall
of Fame was located at Rider College in Trenton, New Jersey, from 1977
The primary purpose of the Hall of Fame is to pay tribute to those men and women who have made significant contributions to business education in the United States.
When reviewing the list of persons previously inducted to the Hall of Fame, one can read the history of business education. Without Christopher L. Sholes, the keyboard used universally today may not have been; FBLA owes its existence to Hamden L. Forkner; John Robert Gregg made Gregg Shorthand a dominating subject of business education departments across the country; and Paul A. Carlson initiated appropriate tests to use nationally with high school bookkeeping courses.
Each of these people plus others have been inducted to the Hall of Fame. Each has in some way shaped business education to what it is today. Their contributions to the profession can neither be forgotten nor set aside.
The concept of the Hall of Fame is to keep the legacy of these pioneers in business education in mind as current and future business educators undertake endeavors that will keep business education functioning in the changing global environment.
An Administrative Committee and an independent Selection Committee are responsible for the operation of the Hall of Fame.
The Administrative Committee for the Business Education National Hall of Fame consists of the faculty members directly involved with the preparation of business and marketing teachers.
The Selection Committee is composed of 15 business educators from throughout the United States representing the various levels of business education. Ten votes are required for election to the Business Education National Hall of Fame.
Names of proposed nominees must be submitted in writing no later than February 1, of the even years, on forms obtained from the director of the Hall of Fame.
To be nominated, a candidate must have been an active business educator (teacher, lecturer, author, supervisor, publisher, inventor) and have been deceased at least three years prior to the February deadline.
Election To The Business Education National Hall Of Fame
Elections to the Business Education National Hall of Fame are held every two years. Nominations must be received by February 1 of the even-numbered years (2004 and 2006). Three persons may elected to the Hall of Fame each election year.
The induction ceremony is held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the fall of the even-numbered year. At that time, friends, relatives, and business educators are invited to participate in the induction activities.
A portrait plaque of each inductee is unveiled at the induction ceremony and then displayed in the College of Business & Economics.
Inquires about the Business Education National Hall of Fame should be directed to:
Lila Waldman, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Business & Marketing Education Program
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190
Inducted to the Business Education National Hall Of Fame
- 1979—John Robert Gregg, Frederick George Nichols (1979)
- 1981—Peter L. Agnew, James W. Baker
- 1983—Gilbert Kahn, Christopher Latham Sholes
- 1985—McKee Fisk, Paul Sanford Loman
- 1988—Harnden L. Forkner, John L. Rowe, Robert E. Slaughter
- 1989—Gladys Bahr, Helen Reynolds
- 1996—Paul A. Carlson, Louis A. Leslie
- 1998—Karen R. Gillespie
- 2000—Ruth I. Anderson, Lloyd V. Douglas, Dorothy L. Travis
- 2002—Elvin S. Eyster, Ray G. Price
- 2004—T. James Crawford, Russell J. Hosler, Herbert A. Tonne
- 2006—Cortez W. Peters, Jr., William M. Polishook
- 2008—Robert P. Poland, Fred E. Winger
- 2010—Lloyd W. Bartholome, Lorraine Missling
- 2012—Doris Howell Crank, Jane M. Thompson
Tax-deductible contributions are needed to continue the Business Education National Hall of Fame. Please send your donations to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Foundation, 800 W. Main St., Whitewater, WI 53190. Contributors of $1,000 or more will have their names prominently displayed on a center plaque of the Hall of Fame in the College of Business and Economics.