ILLINOIS BUSINESS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Distinguished Service Award

The IBEA Distinguished Service Award is the most prestigious award presented by IBEA. The recipient of this award exemplifies outstanding service and dedication to IBEA. The recipient will be determined by the Awards Selection Committee and honored at the Fall Conference.

ELIGIBILITY - The nominee has demonstrated:

  • CANDIDATE SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM OF 15 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF BUSINESS EDUCATION
  • MEMBERSHIP IN IBEA FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 YEARS
  • Exceptional service to IBEA
  • An ongoing commitment to business education
  • A willingness to work with others to improve business education
  • Appropriate memberships in professional associations
  • Specific contributions to IBEA and to business education in Illinois

APPLICATION PROCEDURES – One (1) copy of the following materials must be submitted:

  • Biographical Data of Nominee (Resume/CV acceptable)
  • Responses to Award Criterion
  • A 10-point or larger font is required
  • Letters of endorsement for the nominee (two required). Standard size 8 1/2" x 11" paper or letterhead is required, and letters must be limited to one page. Submit one from a colleague/community leader and another from supervisor/administrator
  • All winners will be included in a slide show during the conference. Please send a digital picture of the nominee to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in case they are selected for the award

WEIGHTING OF AWARD CRITERIA

  • Demonstrated Service to IBEA - 60 points
  • Demonstrated commitment to business education - 20 points
  • Service to IBEA affiliate, NCBEA, IACTE, NBEA, student organizations, and/or DPE - 10 points
  • Professional presentations, publications, and/or legislative activities - 10 points

APPLICATION DEADLINE - All materials must be submitted electronically to the Awards Chair no later than June 1 of the current year to:

Vicki Fuhrhop
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SUBJECT: IBEA AWARD NOMINATION FORMS

NOMINATE ONLINE - Award Nomination Form

SUBMIT APPLICATION MATERIALS ONLINE - Award Submission Form - All materials must be submitted no later than June 1.


BIOGRAPHICAL DATA OF
Distinguished Service Award Nominee

List most recent activities first. Use 10-point font or larger. A resume/CV can be submitted instead of this form as long as it documents the same information requested below. If submitting a resume/CV in place of filling out this form, submit this form and write "see included resume/CV."

  • DEGREES (List degrees, institutions, and years attended.)
  • TEACHING/ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE (Give years of experience in business education teaching, supervision, or administration.)
  • PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS (Provide name, years of membership, and leadership positions.)
  • HONORS AND AWARDS (Provide name of award, year, and name of sponsoring organization.)
  • PUBLICATIONS (Provide name of article/book, copyright date, and publisher. Do not include copies of any publications.)

CRITERIA FOR
Distinguished Service Award Nominee

Please type your response below for each criterion. Use a 10-point font or larger. If attaching additional documentation for a criterion, indicate in the response and make sure to include when returning the forms.

  • DEMONSTRATED SERVICE TO IBEA Include all IBEA positions held, such as offices, board/task force chairmanships, committees or task force membership, conference host/hostess, session chair, conference presentations, and any other positions of responsibility. Include information about activities or projects that have increased awareness of IBEA, have made improvements for the organization, or any other information you deem significant regarding the nominee. (Maximum points—60)
  • DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT TO BUSINESS EDUCATION Include information about classroom teaching performance, supervisory or administrative performance, years of experience, subjects taught; give evidence of effectiveness (student, peer, and administrative evaluations). Supporting documentation from students, administrators, and/or professional colleagues incorporated into this narrative is essential to this criterion. (Maximum points—20)
  • SERVICE TO IBEA AFFILIATE, NCBEA, IACTE, NBEA, ACTE, STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, AND/OR DPE Include participation and offices held. Relate special activities that resulted in needed changes or improvements in the profession. (Maximum points—10)
  • PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS, PUBLICATIONS, AND/OR LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES Include contributions to business education through major articles, refereed publications, non-refereed publications, and research activities (including grant proposals). Describe the significance of such activities on the profession. List—but do not include copies of—articles, monographs, books, etc., published by the nominee. Include participation in legislative activities and events. (Maximum points—10)