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The Tennessee Business Education Association (TBEA)
is an affiliate of the Southern Business Education and
National Business Education Associations (

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Outstanding business educators are recognized annually by TBEA, SBEA and NBEA.  All members are encouraged to review the award guidelines and nominate members for awards. 

TBEA Award Nominations
SBEA Award Nominations 
NBEA Award Nominations

TBEA would like to congratulate Vera Brooks, Associate Professor of Business at Motlow State Community College in Tullahoma and TBEA Past President, as she receives the 2013 SBEA Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award.  Vera is shown here on the left receiving this prestigious award presented by Ann Godfrey, SBEA Awards Committee Chair, at the SBEA Convention held in Williamsburg, VA, in October 2013.  Congratulations, Vera.

TBEA Mission:

  • To ENABLE students to identify, commit to and attain personal and career goals in an increasingly complex, pluralistic and changing world.
  • To DEVELOP self-directed, lifelong learners who integrate analytical thinking skills to solve problems, who can communicate well, who can read and understand what they have read, who have a firm basis in English and math and who can continue to learn as jobs continue to change. 

  • To LEAD students to entry-level employment in a career field and/or continuation of education, enable advancement in a career and aid in adaptation to changing technology. 

  • To EDUCATE in terms of global community, to develop appreciation for cultural diversity and to teach interdisciplinary relationships.

TBEA Constitution & Bylaws