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The halls and classrooms of the Dockery Building will seem a bit different now that Dr. Larry Jones has retired as professor emeritus of business education.
Dr. Jones has been a faculty member since 1969. He came to campus after spending two years as a high school business teacher in Iowa and five years as a business instructor in junior colleges in Missouri and Illinois.
During his 30-year tenure at Central, he taught a number of courses such as Special Methods of Teaching Business Education, Word Processing II and Desktop Publishing for Business. He also supervised student teachers in Business Education.
When he wasn’t in a Central classroom, he kept active in other education-related pursuits. During the summer session, he direction the Missouriana Study Tour and taught workshops sponsored by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in the Kansas City Area. Dr. Jones has also worked with local public school students as director of the annual Spring Business Contest on campus.
He has been a member of a number of professional organizations and societies, including Delta Pi Epsilon, Pi Omega Pi, Missouri State Teachers Association, and the National Business Education Association.
Dr. Jones earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Northeast Missouri State University and completed a doctorate at the University of North Dakota.
Dr. Jones and his wife, Donna, have two children, Joshua and Rachel Ann.