Receives Business Teacher Award
Pagel (Business) has been awarded the 2005 Collegiate Business
Teacher of the Year Award from the National Business Education Association.
award recognizes Pagel for his achievements in developing the business
curriculum to meet the new state standards and for receiving a mean
of 4.35 on a 5.0 scale from students during the 2003 evaluation
was surprised when I first learned that I would receive the award,”
said Pagel. “I have taught for 30 years and I know several other
collegiate teachers who certainly deserve it.”
from Grafton, Iowa, Pagel came to NMU in 1997 as a teacher educator.
He teaches business education methods and business education classes
and supervises student teachers.
to his career at NMU, Pagel taught as a visiting professor at Emporia
State University in Kansas. He also gained teaching experience at
the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, St. Cloud University, postsecondary
schools in Wisconsin and Iowa, and at the University of North Dakota,
where he worked as an instructor and also as a teaching assistant
while pursuing his doctorate.
is the adviser for the Epsilon Delta chapter of Pi Omega Pi, a business
education national society, and for Lutheran Student Movement. He
is also the chair of the Policies Commission for Business and Economic
Education. Pagel serves as the Michigan representative on the North
Central Business Education Association administrative board, as
well as the chair of the association's marketing/linkages committee.
for the NBEA Teacher of the Year Award must be primarily engaged
in teaching business at the collegiate/university level with contributions
that have had a major impact within three years prior to their nomination.
Nominees must also be members of NBEA for a minimum of three years.