MARQUETTE - Northern Michigan University business professor Carol Johnson is the 2002 National Business Education Association College Teacher of the Year.  She received the award March 29 at the NBEA convention in Philadelphia.

The committee praised Johnson for being instrumental in replacing the NMU office administration baccalaureate degree program with an office systems program.  She attended conferences and conducted research of trends in the field before leading a committee that developed all new courses for the curriculum.  The program is a model for other universities.

Johnson has presented more than 30 papers, workshops and training sessions in her field.  The Michigan Business Education Association previously honored her with its Distinguished Service Award.

The National Business Education Association is based in Reston, VA.  It is the nation's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research and the dissemination of information for and about business.

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