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IBEA is pleased to announce the 2016 IBEA Distinguished Service Award Recipients!

Award Information & Nomination Forms

No Recipient - 2016 IBEA Outstanding Middle Level Teacher

 Ian MacLaverty- 2016 IBEA Emerging Professional

Kristin Lidstrom - 2016 IBEA Oustanding Secondary Level Teacher

Dana Kunz - 2016 IBEA Friend of Business Education

Mary Bowen - 2016 Barbara K. Beadle Apple Award


No Recipient - 2016 IBEA Oustanding Middle Level Teacher

There were no recipients of this award this year.  Please consider nominating for the upcoming 2017 year.

Ian MacLaverty  - 2016 IBEA Emerging Professional

Ian MacLaverty
currently teaches Entrepreneurship, Preparing for College & Careers, and Digital Applications & Responsibilities at Chesterton High School in Chesterton. Ian has a Bachelor's Degree in Organizational Leadership from Purdue University and a Master's Degree in Teaching from Calumet College. Prior to coming to Chesterton High School in 2014, he taught Middle School Computer Education courses at Chesterton Middle School.  He is licensed in business education, elementary education, and language arts. Ian has an extensive background in sales, marketing, and business management. He draws upon his professional experiences to teach life skills and practical applications in the classroom. Ian also serves at a local level as the CHS Business Department’s Representative on a committee to improve literacy initiatives in the classroom at Chesterton, and is considered by his department’s colleagues as an instrumental asset to the department’s instruction, goals and initiatives.  Ian lives in Chesterton with his wife, Amy.

Congratulations to Ian MacLaverty on being named the 2016 IBEA Emerging Professional!

Kristin Lidstrom - 2016 IBEA Outstanding Secondary Teacher

Kristin Lidstrom currently teaches Principles of Marketing I and II, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, Digital Applications and Responsibility, and ACP Introduction to Business Administration at Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, where she has been for twelve years. She also serves as her school’s DECA Chapter Advisor. An avid world traveler, Kristin has been to all seven 

continents and enjoys using her global and cultural experiences as classroom lessons. Kristin has a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, a Master’s in Secondary Education from Ball State University, and an MBA from Butler University. She is licensed in business education, and business and marketing CTE. She spends her free time volunteering at Agape Therapeutic Horse Riding Center in Cicero. 


Congratulations To Kristin Lidstrom on being named the IBEA Outstanding Secondary Teacher for 2016!

Dana Kunz -  2016 IBEA Friend of Business Education

Dana Kunz
is in her 16th year as an educator and has taught fifteen different business courses from Computer Applications to Programming and Accounting at Danville Community, Washington Community and Greater Jasper Consolidated school corporations.  She received her Undergraduate, Vocational Licensure and Master’s Degree from Indiana State, Ball State and Oakland City respectively.  She received her vocational work experience by spending a year with Kimball International in Jasper.  Dana was active with Business Professionals of America in all three of her school districts and chartered the first ever chapter at Jasper High School in 2006 followed by a Jasper Middle School chapter in 2015.  As an educator she served in various leadership roles such as department chair, Workplace Skills Instructor mentor, internship coordinator, Ivy Tech dual credit teacher, high school faculty trainer, MOS Certification coordinator and coached both volleyball and track.  Dana received the Peabody Leaders in Education award in 2015 and has been named the positive influence to thirteen students over the years at the Top 10% banquet.  Dana now serves as the eLearning coach for the Greater Jasper Consolidated School Corporation.  She continues to serve the BPA Organization as co-advisor of the JHS and the JMS chapters as well as being a member of the Indiana BPA Executive Board.  Dana resides in St. Anthony, with her husband, Chris, and two boys Kai and Kasen.

Congratulations To Dana Kunz on being named the IBEA Friend of Business Education for 2016!

Mary Bowen - 2016 IBEA Barbara K. Beadle Apple Award

Ms. Mary Bowen is a Professor at Vincennes University (VU) where she has been not only a mentor for her students, but for Business Education across the State of Indiana. During her years of service she has served on multiple conference planning, leadership, curriculum development, and teacher preparation committees and programs.

Mary Bowen has spent several years preparing her students through her popular dinner interviews for their interview in a profession in which they are seeking.  She also has dedicated her time to several CTSO's in demonstrating in officer orientations proper dining etiquette.

Thank you Mary Bowen for your service and dedication in preparing students for the business industry.  We appreciate all your hard work!

Congratulations To Mary Bowen on being named an IBEA Barbara K. Beadle Apple Award Recipient!


IBEA Outstanding Classroom Teacher Award

1980 - Barbara Baynes
1981 - Virginia Jackson
1982 - Dorothy Hoehn
1983 - Kathy White
1984 - Janet Weaver
1985 - Robert Dellinger
1986 - Ruth Brooks
1987 - Yvonne Perry
1988 - Larry Shinn
1989 - Marlene Stout
1990 - Sharon Most
1991 - Clyde Thornell
1992 - Darlene Collins
1993 - Sharon Sharret
1994 - Judith A. Lykins
1995 - Wanda Kline
1996 - Lori Pavel
1997 - Judy Fischer
1998 - D. Matthew Hankins
1999 - Tina McCloud
2000 - Barbara M. Lorch
2001 - Barbara J. Harris
2002 - Linda Jean Hoff
2003 - Mary Beth Tidd
2004 - Debbie Davidson
2005 - Debbie Darnell
2006 - Douglas Coats
2007 - Dawn Small

2008 - Amy Hollingsworth
2009 - Jennifer Kern - Secondary
2009 - Pamela Raines - Middle School
2010 - Jeanne Burroughs
2011 - Rita Chavez - Secondary
2011 - Nancy McGovern - Middle School
2012 - Becky Sondgeroth - Secondary
2013 - Sheila Gillett - Middle School
2014 - Krista Anthony - Secondary
2014 - Kara Heichelbech - Middle
2015 - Jennifer Stultz - Secondary
2015 - Amy Hollingsworth - Middle

IBEA Outstanding Business Educator Award

1980 - T. James Crawford
1981 - Ralph Mason
1982 - Richard Kelly
1983 - Elaine Schenk
1984 - Mary Ellen Adams
1985 - Kathleen Wagoner
1986 - Ed Marlin
1987 - John Lightle
1988 - Velma Edwards
1989 - Curtis Kinney
1990 - Carolee Jones
1991 - John D. Lee
1992 - Leona Gallion
1993 - Wynnie Ford
1994 - Barbara K. Beadle
1995 - Rod Davis
1996 - Mary Bowen
1997 - Betty J. Brown
1998 - Mary Hollars
1999 - Larry w. Arp, EdD
2001 - Dr. Mary Ellen Adams
2008 -
Alfred Fabian
2013 - Dr. William Wilhelm

IBEA Emerging Professional Award

2005 - Michelle Cronk
2006 - Jason Hendrickson
2007 - Anna Stumpf
2008 - Kristin Lidstrom

2009 - Tina Waechter
2010 - Todd Kunz
2011 - Lindsay Forrest
2012 - Deda Rush
2013 - Julie Oelschlager

2014 - Casie Starnes
2015 - Justin Smith

Friend of Business Education Award

2005- Marlene Stout
2006 - Tony Johnson - Southwestern Publishing
2008 - Joy Starks - IUPUI

2009 - Dr. Mary Ellen Adams - Indiana State
2010 - Betty Hazlett
2011 - Michelle Jackson

2012 - Dr. Rita Brodnax
2013 - Barbara K. Beadle

2014 - Ken Bollinger
2015 - Debbie Darnell

IBEA Barbara K. Beadle Apple Award

2013 - Barbara K. Beadle
2014 - John Dawson
2015 - Dr. Mary Ellen Adams
2015 - Chad Bobb

Jason Hendrickson,
Jun 27, 2017, 4:10 PM
Jason Hendrickson,
Jun 27, 2017, 4:10 PM