AL Business Education Association

ABEA Fall/Winter Newsletter 2019.20

Message from the President Elect

Greetings fellow and soon to be ABEA members!

The ABEA Officer Team is super EXCITED about our upcoming 2020 Conference. We cannot wait to see you and all the other amazing Alabama business educators on Saturday, February 1, in Birmingham. Registration is available on the ABEA website and the link is below. Register today!

Not yet a member of ABEA? THIS IS YOUR YEAR TO JOIN. ABEA is National Business Education Association-affiliated. State membership is just $15 and connects you to amazing business educators right here at home. We're a tight-knit community of educators who work hard to advocate for business education in our communities and are always looking for new ways to be better at what we do. Just like you. So join us!

We look forward to seeing you in February!!

Lanette Fargason

ABEA 2020 Conference!!

Join us on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at the new and very beautiful Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Conference registration is only $50 which includes lunch!
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Hotel Accommodations

Mountain Brook Hampton Inn

Group Name and Group Code: Alabama Business Education Assn/ABE

Arrival Date: 01/31/20

Departure Date 02/02/20

Discounted Rate: $119 plus tax per night

Room Types: 10 Kings/10 Doubles

Method of Payment: IPO – Individual Pays Own

Cancellation Policy: Guest may cancel their reservation without a penalty 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellation fee is the cost of one room per night plus tax.

Cutoff Date: In order to receive the group discounted rate, the group must call in by January 10, 2020. After that date, the rack rate will apply.

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Leadership, Awards and Sponsors


The 2020 ABEA Scholarship will be awarded at the February 1st business meeting. An applicant must be a currently-enrolled graduate student in Business Education and must show evidence of membership in ABEA, SBEA, and NBEA. A completed application must include:

  • data sheet to include earned degree, work experience, awards and honors, and other helpful information
  • narrative of no more than 500 words stating the applicant's career goals
  • three letters of reference

Application deadline is DECEMBER 16, 2019. Click here to apply!

ABEA Teacher of the Year

Please nominate a fellow ABEA member by using the link below!

The 2020 Teacher of the Year will be recognized at the February 1st business meeting.

To be eligible for ABEA TOY, the nominee must:

  • be a current member of ABEA, SBEA, and NBEA
  • have been a member for at least one year prior to nomination
  • complete an application packet

Deadline to Nominate: December 16, 2019.

Use the link below to nominate a fellow member: ABEA TOY

ABEA Leadership

Have you attended SBEA's Leadership Seminar OR just want to get involved??? Please consider running for office!!

A new President-Elect, Treasurer/Secretary and Membership Chairman will be elected at the 2020 business meeting on February 1, 2020. Anyone interested in one of these offices should click here for the nomination form! Deadline: December 16, 2019.

2020 Conference Sponsors

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News from SBEA!

Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) held its annual conference October 23-26th in Daytona Beach, FL. Known for its beaches and racing, the Convention theme was appropriately “Racing into the Future.”

There were over twenty interest sessions, plus five technology workshops for conference attendees. A major highlight of this year’s conference was keynote speaker Mike Smith. Mike is best known for his non profit work with underprivileged youth, as well as for starting four companies. He spends most of the year traveling nationwide speaking to people about his story and inspiring them to help! Learn more about the amazing things he is doing here — seriously, check it out!

Alabama's own Glenith Moncus was elected Secretary of SBEA.

Conference attendees also had the opportunity to get their W!SE Financial Literacy Certification as well as take a CEV Multimedia Certification Exam. This has been one of the best conferences yet and we can’t wait to see everyone next year at SBEA 2020 in Memphis, TN!

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Save the dates!!

ABEA Officer Team

Past President

Tiffany Stonecipher


Gerri Kimble

President Elect

Lanette Fargason


Pam Hickman

Membership Chairman

Morgan Jones
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