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There are many students who are involved with career and technical education student organizations and are excellent candidates for national recognition. However, it takes someone to recognize this and to nominate these students. If you are a current member of the Business Education Division of ACTE, you may nominate a student for the Student Organization Awards or a colleague for the Outstanding Service Award or the Award of Merit. Your current ACTE membership number must be on the nomination form and will be verified.

Gary B. Hutchinson, Ed.D.

ACTE/BE Division President

3610 Hennepin Drive

Joliet, IL  60431-9204

Email:  DocHutch.CTE@gmail.com

Outstanding Business Education STUDENT Awards 

 

The ACTE Business Education Division will recognize secondary and postsecondary students who exceed a minimal rating for these awards.  One award will be given for each Region of ACTE for the secondary level and one for the postsecondary level.  Please feel free to make copies of the application to share with other professionals or contact the committee chair for additional copies.  Thank you for your support of student organizations.

Criteria
This award is designed to provide recognition to five secondary and five postsecondary outstanding students who have demonstrated leadership potential through enrollment in business courses and involvement in career and technical student organization activities, as well as the school and community.

Eligibility
Secondary or postsecondary students must be nominated by a member of the Business Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education.  The nominee must be a local, state and national student member of Business Professionals of America, Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda or Pi Omega Pi at the time of the nomination.  The students must be enrolled in school through December of the school year of nomination and must not possess a baccalaureate degree prior to that December.  One secondary and one postsecondary student per ACTE Region will be recognized.

Regulations
The award entry form and supporting documentation for the nomination must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2014. 

  1. Members of the student organization committee of the ACTE Business Education Division will screen the materials of the nominees.
  2. Notification to the recipients of the award will be made by October 31, 2014.
  3. The recipients of the award will be recognized at the opening session of the Business Education Division at CareerTech VISION of the school year following nomination. The recipients will be responsible for all travel expenses if they attend CareerTech VISION. Attendance at VISION by the recipients is not mandatory to receive recognition.
  4. All materials must be typewritten. The following must be submitted electronically by the deadline of September 30, 2014:
    • The completed entry form with nominee information block completed on the rating sheet.
    • A one-page letter of application for the award from the nominee.
    • A brief (not to exceed two pages) resume of the nominee.
    • A one-page essay written by the nominee outlining his/her success and future career plans, and how involvement in business courses and a career and technical student organization has enhanced the student's leadership and professional development. 
    • One letter of recommendation (not to exceed one page) from the nominee's business education teacher or career and technical student organization local or state adviser. 
     
  5. Photographs are not allowed. No other materials will be accepted. Materials will not be returned.
  6. The nomination materials should follow the same sequence given on the rating sheet. If information is not available for a particular criterion, include a statement to that effect.
  7. Judges must deduct 1 to 10 points from the scores of nominees who submit materials by the stated deadline but do not adhere to the award guidelines for the submission of proper materials.
  8. Nominees failing to submit the proper materials by the stated deadline will be disqualified.
  9. The letter of application, resume, and essay must be prepared by the student member-not teachers or advisers. Teachers or advisers should serve as consultants to ensure that these materials are well organized, contain substantiated statements and are written in a business style.

Procedure
Criteria for selection of the nominee should include:

  • business course(s) or program(s) in which the student is currently enrolled or has completed
  • years of participation in career and technical student organization activities
  • extent of participation in conferences sponsored by the local, state, and national associations of the career and technical student organization
  • officer and committee chair positions held in the career and technical student organization
  • participation in school and community activities
  • awards and honors received
  • career plans

The materials submitted should address the above criteria.

Judging
There will be a panel of judges from the ACTE Business Education Division.  Judges will use the rating sheet attached to these guidelines to evaluate the materials submitted by the nominee. Students must achieve an average rating from the judges of at least 70 points to receive the award. All judges' decisions are final.

  

  

2011 Winners 

Region I

  • Secondary: Katie Whitaker, Ohio 
  • Postsecondary: Sheila Goins, Ohio

Region II

  • Secondary: Kim-Mai Le, Kentucky
  • Postsecondary: Sarah Rasheid, Florida

Region III

  • Secondary: Alexandra Blodgett, Missouri
  • Postsecondary: Jake Barreau, Wisconsin

Region IV

  • Secondary: None
  • Postsecondary: Tania Sederdahl, Texas

Region V

  • Secondary: Nina Kamath, California
  • Postsecondary: Derek Kent, Utah

  

2010 Winners 

Region I

  • Secondary: None
  • Postsecondary: None

Region II

  • Secondary: Christopher Rush, Georgia
  • Postsecondary: None

Region III

  • Secondary: Jacob Dinkel, Indiana
  • Postsecondary: Courtney Bauer, Wisconsin

Region IV

  • Secondary: Laney Ward, Arkansas
  • Postsecondary: None

Region V

  • Secondary: Mallory Bailey, Oregon
  • Postsecondary: Jennifer Roeber, Nebraska

  

  

Business Education Division Outstanding Service Award 

Purpose
To encourage and reward the Business Education professional who has contributed much time and effort in the growth and development of the Business Education Division. The award is based exclusively on contributions made to the Business Education Division and its affiliates.

The Presentation of the Award
The recipient will receive the Business Education Division Outstanding Service Award at CareerTech VISION.

Selection Criteria
The recipient of this award (or recipients, in the event the award is shared) must be a member of the ACTE Business Education Division and the appropriate affiliated group at the time the award is made. The recipient must be a person who, in the judgment of the Selection Board, has made an outstanding contribution to the Business Education Division.  A candidate is only permitted to submit an application form for one award annually without reference to the number of nominations received for both the Award of Merit and/or the Outstanding Service Award.  A candidate that has received the Award of Merit is not eligible to apply for the Outstanding Service Award.  Neither award committee members nor the BED president are eligible to apply for the Award of Merit or the Outstanding Service Award during their term of office.

A candidate is only permitted to submit an application form for one award annually without reference to the number of nominations received for both the Award of Merit and/or the Outstanding Service Award.  The nomination form is available here. A current resume should be included with the nomination form.

Nature of the Contribution
There is no prescription as to the exact nature of the contribution to be considered in selecting the recipient of the award. As an indication of possible areas of contribution, the following are suggested:

  • Contributions to the affiliate as a committee member (5 points for each) and chairman (10 points for each) (plus the number of years served in each).
  • Contribution to the affiliate as an officer (15 points for each).
  • Contribution to the Business Education Division as a committee member (7 points for each) and chairman (12 points for each) (plus the number of years in each).
  • Contribution to the Business Education Division as an officer (25 points for each office held plus the number of years served in each office).
  • Contributions to the Business Education Division and/or affiliates as a speaker (4 points for each presentation).
  • Other contributions to the Business Division/affiliate (2 points for each significant contribution not listed above; such as, having chaired an ad hoc committee, 20 points if nominee has served as the BED Convention Chair.

Outstanding Service Award Winners 

2010 Maurice Henderson

2004 Homer Preece, WVA

2002 Debra Conrad, WV

2001 Marcia Anderson, IL

1998 Nancy Zeliff, MO

1997 Bonnie Sibert, NE

1996 Phyillis Ann Smith, AR

1995 Sharon Kay Franklin, TX

1994 Kara Burkett, KY

1993 Anna Nemesh, MD

1992 Dan Peterson, ID

1991 Edwina Gross, NC

1990 Tommie Butler, AR

1989 Larry Shinn, IN

Business Education Division Award of Merit

Purpose
To encourage and reward outstanding contributions to the overall advancement of education for business. The Award of Merit is the highest honor presented by the Business Education Division.

The Presentation of the Award
The recipient will receive the Business Education Division Award of Merit at CareerTech VISION.

Selection Criteria
The recipient of this award (or recipients, in the event is award is shared) must be a member of the ACTE Business Education Division and the appropriate affiliated group at the time the award is made.  The recipient must be a person who, in the judgment of the Selection Board, has made an outstanding contribution to the development and advancement of the Business Education Division and career and technical education.  A candidate is only permitted to submit an application form for one award annually without reference to the number of nominations received for both the Award of Merit and/or the Outstanding Service Award.  Neither award committee members nor the BED president are eligible to apply for the Award of Merit or the Outstanding Service Award during their term of office. The nomination form is available here.  A current resume should be included with the nomination form.

Nature of the Contribution
There is no prescription as the exact nature of the contribution to be considered in selecting the recipient of the award. As an indication of possible areas of contribution, the following are suggested:

  • Contribution to business education as a classroom teacher, administrator, and/or supervisor that leads to improvements in theory, methods, and/or classroom practices. Candidates may
    work in business education at any level. (35 points)
  • Professional Contributions--organizations, awards, memberships, activities (including ACTE) to improve business education.
    (35 points)
  • Formal and informal research and publications. (15 points)
  • Other significant professional contributions. (10 points)

Award of Merit Winners 

2010 Jean Kyle

2004 Roger Luft, IL, Virginia Mullenex, WV

2003 Gloria Payne, WV

2002 Marcia A. Anderson, IL, Anna Nemesh, MD

2001 Joan Loock, AL

2000 Bonnie Sibert, NE

1999 Mary Margaret Hosler, WI

1998 Abigail R. Reynolds, WV

1997 B. June Schmidt, VA

1996 Charlotte R. Coomer, OH

1995 Betty C. Fry, CO

1994 Sandra Yelverton, AL

1993 Donald K. Zahn, WI

1992 June Atkinson, NC

1991 Sharon Lund O'Neil, TX

1990 Don Bright, OH

1989 Lonnie Echternacht, MO, Mary Nemesh, MD

1988 L. Ann Masters, NE

1987 Harry Jasinski, SD

1986 Carl E. Jorgensen, VA

1985 John D. Lee, IN

1984 Anne L. Mathews, SC

1982 Merle Wood, CA

1981 Larry Shinn, IN

1980 Gay Sweet-Harris, TX

1979 Adaline Jones Eastman, IN

1978 William Pasewerk, TX

1977 Robert Thompson, CA

1976 Fred Cook, MI

1975 Margaret Anderson, MI

  

Special Recognition Award Winners 

2002 Mark Williams, OH

1989 Jim Wylke, USOE

1988 Charles Long, DC

1978 Ellis J. Jones, DPE

 

For further information, please contact: 

Gary B. Hutchinson, Ed.D. 

ACTE/BE Division President

3610 Hennepin Drive

Joliet, IL  60431-9204

Email:  DocHutch.CTE@gmail.com 

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