ILLINOIS BUSINESS EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Friend of Illinois Business Education Association Award

The Friend of Illinois Business Education Association Award recognizes individuals or organizations outside the field of teaching business education who have recently provided or currently are providing significant contributions to business education in Illinois. The recipients will be determined by the Awards Selection Committee and honored at the Fall Conference. Examples of possible nominees include business firms, industries, boards of education, boards of trustees, lay citizens, legislators, etc.

ELIGIBILITY – The nominee(s) has/have demonstrated

  • Significant contributions to the improvement, promotion, development, and progress of business education
  • A concern for business education and IBEA as evidenced through sponsored programs, publications, financial support, and other activities
  • 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 (minimum of two, maximum of four). Standard size 8½” x 11” paper or letterhead is required, and letters must be limited to one page. These letters may be submitted by supervisors, colleagues, educators, students, community leaders, etc.
  • 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 and IBEA affiliates - 60 points
  • Demonstrated commitment to business education and its future - 20 points
  • Service to business students and business student organizations - 10 points
  • Professional presentations, community awareness activities, 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

Friend of Illinois Business Education Association Award Nominee

Use 10-point font or larger. In addition to responding to questions below, a resume/CV can be included for additional documentation and reference.

  • FIELD OF EXPERTISE
  • CAREER INDUSTRY
  • EMPLOYER
  • EXPERIENCE

CRITERIA FOR AWARD

Friend of Illinois Business Education Association Award

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 AND IBEA AFFILIATES. Include information about nominee activities, projects, and sponsorships that have increased awareness of IBEA or have made improvements for the organization. Include any other information you deem significant. (Maximum points—60)
  • DEMONSTRATED COMMITMENT TO BUSINESS EDUCATION AND ITS FUTURE.  (Maximum points—20)
  • SERVICE TO BUSINESS STUDENTS AND BUSINESS STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS. Identify activities that have resulted in better preparation of business students for careers in business. Also include development and/or support of business education programs that have resulted in opportunities for business education students to benefit from interrelationships with the business community. (Maximum points—10)
  • PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS, COMMUNITY AWARENESS ACTIVITES, AND/OR LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES.  Identify efforts to inform others of the achievements of business education and of the needs of the program’s future developments. Identify the nominee’s role in public persuasiveness and/or support of state or federal legislation designed to advance purposes of business education. (Maximum points—10)