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April 5, 2024

Zeliff inducted into Business Education Hall of Fame

Dr. Nancy Zeliff

Dr. Nancy Zeliff

Dr. Nancy Zeliff, a professor emeritus at Northwest Missouri State University, is among the newest members of the Business Education National Hall of Fame. 

Zeliff was inducted during a March ceremony at the 2024 National Business Education Association (NBEA) Convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Hall of Fame pays tribute to people who have made significant contributions to the field of business education.

“Zeliff’s profound influence on business education spanning the past 40 years is immeasurable,” her presenter said during remarks at the induction ceremony. “Her deserving place in the Business Education Hall of Fame is evident through the enduring legacy upheld by her former students who continue to emulate her teaching and service.” 

Zeliff, who retired from Northwest in 2023 as a professor of computer science and information systems, served as an advisor for all business education majors during her 35 years as a Northwest faculty member. She also taught high school business education for five years, in addition to holding leadership positions on multiple business education-related committees.

At the national level, Zeliff served on the NBEA executive board and its convention planning and publications committees. She also was president of the Pi Omega Pi National Council. Additionally, she has authored, contributed or edited more than 50 articles for NBEA publications, and her work has been published in The Business Education Forum, Effective Methods for Teaching Business Education and numerous NBEA yearbooks.

At the regional and state levels, she served as president of the North Central Business Education Association and in all offices of the Missouri Business Education Association.

She is considered an expert in the areas of assessment and technology and is highly sought, for conference presentations and collaboration with business educators. She has presented or co-presented at more than 125 local, regional and national conferences. 

Among other accolades, Zeliff has been recognized in Who’s Who Among Teachers and was named the NBEA Teacher of the Year at a college or university in 2001.


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