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Gaddis to Get Business Education Administrator Award

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

Gaddis to Get Business Education Administrator Award

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A Southern Nazarene University administrator, Dr. Richard Gaddis, has been named the Oklahoma Business Education Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Business Education Association. The award will be presented today at the October meeting of the association at the Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa.

Gaddis, director of the master of science in management degree program at Southern Nazarene University's Tulsa Center, received bachelor's and master's degrees from Northeastern Oklahoma State University. He earned a doctorate of education from the University of Arkansas and completed the master of science in management degree at Southern Nazarene University this year.

He began teaching business education at Vinita High School in 1966. He worked in teaching and administrative work at Oologah High School, Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale, Ark., State University of New York at Oswego, N.Y., and Lamar University of Beaumont, Texas, before joining Southern Nazarene University's Tulsa Center in August 1992. SBA Sets Seminar on Retirement Planning

A seminar on retirement planning for small business owners has been scheduled Oct. 27 at the Oklahoma City Petroleum Club by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The half-day seminar is jointly sponsored by the SBA and Connecticut Mutual Insurance Co.

SBA data indicate that only 17 percent of firms with less than 25 employees have a retirement plan and only 44 percent of firms with 25 to 99 employees have a pension plan, said Bruce Robinson, Oklahoma district director of the agency. "This seminar is one way to realistically approach that day we all look forward to, but rarely plan for well," he said.

Topics to be covered in the seminar include: Determining your need and understanding risk, business valuation and sales issues, understanding your retirement planning options, and understanding nonqualified plans. …

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