Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Business Education National Hall of Fame
The 2019 Business Education National Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in the spring 2019 at the National Business Education Association Conference in Chicago, IL. 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:
Karla Saeger, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Nominations must be postmarked by May 1, 2018, for consideration for induction in the spring 2019 ceremony.
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 to 1994.
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 persons plus others have been inducted to the Hall of Fame; each has in some way shaped business education to what it is today.
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 involved with the preparation of business and marketing teachers.
The anonymous Selection Committee is composed of business educators from throughout the United States representing various levels of business education.
Names of proposed nominees must be submitted in writing no later than May 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 May 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 May 1. Up to three persons may be 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:
Karla Saeger, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Director, Business Education Hall of Fame
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-5475
Fax: (262) 472-1988
Inducted to the Business Education National Hall Of Fame:
John Robert Gregg (1979); Frederick George Nichols (1979)
Peter L. Agnew (1981); James W. Baker (1981)
Gilbert Kahn (1983); Christopher Latham Sholes (1983)
McKee Fisk (1985); Paul Sanford Loman (1985)
Harnden L. Forkner (1988); John L. Rowe (1988); Robert E. Slaughter (1988)
Gladys Bahr (1989); Helen Reynolds (1989)
Paul A. Carlson (1996); Louis A. Leslie (1996)
Karen R. Gillespie (1998)
Ruth I. Anderson (2000); Lloyd V. Douglas (2000); Dorothy L. Travis (2000)
Elvin S. Eyster (2002), Ray G. Price (2002)
T. James Crawford (2004); Russell J. Hosler (2004); Herbert A. Tonne (2004)
Cortez W. Peters, Jr. (2006); William M. Polishook (2006)
Robert P. Poland (2008); Fred E. Winger (2008)
Lloyd W. Bartholome (2010); Lorraine Missling (2010)
Doris Howell Crank (2012); Jane M. Thompson (2012)
Calfrey C. Calhoun (2014); Gordon F. Culver (2014)
Eugene J. Kosy (2016); Jim D. Rucker (2016)
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.