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Business administration educator

Mearl Raymond Guthrie,, business administration educator. Named Outstanding Business Educator in Ohio, 1973, Distinguished Alumni University Minnesota, 2006; recipient Distinguished Service award North Central Business Education Association, 1985, district award of merit Boy Scouts American, 1994, Silver Beaver, 2008, Melvin Jones fellowship, Lions Club International, since 2008.


Guthrie,, Mearl Raymond was born on October 4, 1922 in Eldorado, Kansas, United States. Son of Mearl Raymond and Pauline Marie (Benz) Guthrie.


Student, University Tulsa, 1941-1943; Bachelor of Science, Ball State University, 1948; Master of Arts, Ball State University, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, University Minnesota, 1953.


Property accountant for construction firm, customer service representative Public Service Company of, Oklahoma, 1940-1943. Graduate assistant Ball State University, 1948-1949. Teaching assistant University Minnesota, 1949-1950.

Member faculty University Cincinnati, 1950-1954, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1954-1990, chairman department business education, 1957-1985. Chairman division business administration College of Virgin Islands, 1965-1966. Producer film strips on general and business mathematics Educational Development Laboratories, 1961.

Mediator Bowling Green Municipal Court, 1995.


Chairman fund drive Boy Scouts American, Bowling Green. Member Wood County Republican Center Committee With Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member National Association Investors (board directors Northwest Buckeye council since 1989), Ohio Archaeol.

Society, Black Swamp Archaeol. Association (president), National Association Business Teacher Education (president 1975-1977, member executive board), National Business Education Association (treasurer, national council, state membership chairman, director national student membership), Ohio Business Teachers Association (president), American Management Society (chapter president 1975-1976, Diamond Merit award 1979), Associate Organizations for Teacher Education (chairman 1978), Society Professional Manager and Educators (300 Club award 1995), American Association Colleges for Teacher Education (director 1977-1979), Consumer Economic Association Ohio (governing board 1980-1984, Distinguished Teaching award 1985), Nature Conservancy (member advisory council Ohio chapter since 1994, chairman's council 2001-2008, honorary life trustee since 2008), Delta Pi Epsilon (chapter president), Pi Omega Pi (national organizer, national vice president, national president), Beta Gamma Sigma, Sigma Zeta, Kappa Delta Pi, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon.


Married Lolita Ann Thayer, July 21, 1946. Children— Scott Raymond, Carla Annual.

Mearl Raymond Guthrie,

Pauline Marie (Benz) Guthrie,

Lolita Ann Thayer

Scott Raymond Guthrie,

Carla Annual Guthrie,