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SOWELA Professor Named Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year

Assistant Professor Dr. Marie Coleman Takes Home Top Honor and is Elected SBEA President in 2020

LAKE CHARLES, LOUISIANA – November 6, 2019

Marie Coleman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in SOWELA’s College of Business & Applied Technology, was recently honored with the Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year award for outstanding contributions to business education. In addition, she was elected to serve as the SBEA President during 2020.

SOWELA Chancellor Dr. Neil Aspinwall said of Coleman, “she is the type of instructor who invests a great deal of time and energy to ensure that her students understand the instructional material and can also apply the concepts in real-life employment situations. She has rejuvenated the Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) club and her students have won several awards. Her dedication to the teaching profession along with the obvious love of her students has helped the enrollment in SOWELA’s School of Business and Applied Technology grow tremendously.”

As SBEA President, Coleman will oversee the program of work, appoint committee members, and work closely with the National Business Education Association (NBEA) president and executive director to increase membership and promote business education to middle, secondary, and postsecondary students. 

About Southern Business Education Association
The Southern Business Education Association (SBEA) is a professional organization of business educators and a regional affiliate of the National Business Education Association. SBEA serves its members involved in instruction, administration, and research in business education by providing leadership training, conferences, and publications to assist in developing competent and productive people to function in a global environment. SBEA is comprised of the following 12 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Southern Business Education Association is an affiliate of the National Business Education Association, headquartered in Reston, Virginia. 

About SOWELA Technical Community College
SOWELA Technical Community College provides traditional, distance, and lifelong learning experiences and awards associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. The College empowers learners in career and technical education and enables transfer students to pursue a four-year degree so all learners excel as globally competitive citizens. The College has been educating the region’s workforce for 80 years and has locations in Jennings, Lake Charles, and Oakdale, LA. For more information, visit www.sowela.edu.