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 Dr. Priscilla Romkema, dean of the College of Business and Natural Sciences at Black Hills State University.
Dr. Priscilla Romkema, dean of the College of Business and Natural Sciences at Black Hills State University, was recently awarded the National Business Education Association (NBEA) Distinguished Service Award.

Romkema, who has served as dean since 2007, was honored during the NBEA Convention recently held in Atlanta, Ga.

“I was humbled and honored to receive this award,” Romkema said.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to business education by an administrator or supervisor of business education. The award is based on criteria that includes: contributions to business education through administrative and/or supervisory activities; participation and offices held in state, local, regional and national professional association and other special activities resulting in the improvement of the profession; and development and/or support of education program that provide unusual opportunities for business education students to benefit from interrelationships with the business community.

Prior to becoming dean, Romkema spent 10 years as a member of the BHSU business faculty. Her professional leadership on the national level includes serving on the National Association for Business Teacher Education (NABTE) board, two years as president; serving as the NABTE director to the NBEA board; and an upcoming three-year term on the NBEA Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education.

The NBEA is the nation's leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business.