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Bean Honored for Leadership

Dr. Linda Bean, associate professor of business at Arkansas Tech, has been recognized for outstanding leadership.

Bean was awarded the 2012 Arkansas Business Education Association (ABEA) Outstanding Leader of the Year Award.

Bean was presented the award at the ABEA Conference in Hot Springs last month.

Bean says the award is an honor, and she hopes to continue to exemplify what the award represents.

"Being honored with this award validates my teaching career on so many levels," said Bean.  "I strive to lead my students to success, and I strive to assist my colleagues at Arkansas Tech and in area schools to achieve and provide opportunities to their schools."

Numerous current and former students were at the conference to watch Bean accept the award.

"To be recognized as a leader by the Arkansas Business Education Association is very special, and I was pleased that so many of my students and former students were there to participate in ABEA."

According to their website, the Arkansas Business Education Association "seeks to promote quality education in all phases of business and to encourage professional growth and cooperative interaction among all individuals involved in education."

Dr. Bean is a 1973 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, and she has previously been recognized by the ABEA for excellence in teaching.

Bean has also been the recipient of several teaching awards including the Arkansas Association for Career and Technical Education Outstanding Teacher Educator, Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Clinician and the Arkansas Tech University 2007 Excellence Award in Teaching.