Grotrian Named Mountain-Plains Business Education Association’s 2008 Teacher of the Year
(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College (PSC) Associate Business Professor Dr. Judy A. Grotrian has been awarded the Mountain-Plains Business Education Association (M-PBEA) Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding University Business Teacher of the Year 2008 at the group’s annual conference in Lincoln.
The award is presented annually to a senior college or university business teacher who has made significant contributions to the field of business education through teaching, service and research. Nominations are made by a Nebraska Business Education Association/M-PBEA member or by the executive boards of affiliated local, state or regional associations. A panel of distinguished, anonymous judges evaluates each nomination packet to determine the award winner.
As a regional award winner, Grotrian qualifies to compete for a national-level award, which will be presented at the 2009 National Business Education Association Convention in Chicago, Ill., in April.
PSC’s Fred and Pam Robertson Honors Chair in Business Administration, Grotrian was the first Ph.D. candidate to complete a study on Speech Recognition Technology (SRT) in business education. SRT, often referred to as “voice-typing,” is an input technology in which an individual speaks into a microphone and the voice replaces the hands and fingers as the primary source of data entry. She has become an authority on the subject, conducting seminars, making presentations and publishing works in a variety of forums and mediums throughout the country.
The M-PBEA represents business educators from a nine-state region which includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Okalahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming. The organization also represents business educators in the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba. M-PBEA is one of the five regional associations of the National Business Education Association.