IBEA would like to recognize the following award winners from the 2017 IBEA Fall Conference.

Distinguished Service Award - Dr. Tina Dierkes

Post Secondary Teacher of the Year - Heidi Eaton

Secondary Teacher of the Year - Betsy (Mehlberg) Westergreen

The IBEA awards listed below had no recipients this year:

  • Professional Recognition
  • Supervisor/Administrator of the Year
  • Middle School Teacher of the Year
  • Outstanding New Professional
  • Friend of IBEA
  • Research
  • Writers' Hall of Fame

Please consider nominating a deserving individual for our annual awards. Information can be found here: IBEA Professional Awards Program


IBEA awards scholarships each year to those enrolled in business education programs at colleges or universities in the State of Illinois. The $5,000 Dora J. Beattie Undergraduate Scholarship Winners for 2017 are: Jean Cornell, Brandan Oates, and Carson Spengler

IBEA awards conference scholarships for students attending the fall conference. The $200 award helps students with expenses to attend the conference. The Dora J. Beattie Conference Scholarship Award Winners for 2017 are: Amanda German and Brandan Oates

For pictures and more in-depth biographical information, check out the Latest News section. In order to access the Latest News section, you must be a current IBEA member. If you are not an IBEA member, you may join online here.

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