Proposal for a Change in GBEA By-Laws
Currently, the GBEA By-Laws read as follows concerning the GBEA Journal:
Article VIII – Journal
The GBEA Journal shall be the official publication of the Association. It shall have as its primary purpose the dissemination of news and information which will serve to achieve the purpose of the Association and to unify, promote, and otherwise aid business education. It shall be indexed in the Business Index of Delta Pi Epsilon. It shall be a refereed publication.
Strike the last two sentences from the current description so that Article VIII will read:
The GBEA Journal shall be the official publication of the Association. It shall have as its primary purpose the dissemination of news and information which will serve to achieve the purpose of the Association and to unify, promote, and otherwise aid business education.
As the official publication of the Association, the GBEA Journal has become less a vehicle to disseminate news and information and more a route for those who wish to be published. As an organization, we are bound by duty to our membership and our publication needs to reflect that. Removing the language that requires our journal to be refereed will open up an opportunity to produce a publication that will be more useful and informative for our members. Those who wish to submit articles for refereed publication have a number of outlets available to them including the Delta Pi Epsilon Journal.
This year the Georgia Business Education Association (GBEA) awarded five $2,000 scholarships to FBLA students from each of the five regions during the Georgia FBLA State Leadership Conference on March 20, 2015. GBEA is proud to announce the 2015 FBLA Scholarship recipients:
From the Northeast Region, Quinton Keith Stanifer from Jasper County High School. Dr. John DeGarmo writes, “As a student of Jasper County High School, Quinton is a true leader among the students, as he is involved in many extracurricular clubs, sports,and other activities. In this day and in our society, it is remarkably refreshing to find one that is as polite, respectful, well mannered, and well rounded as Quinton.” Quinton will be attending Valdosta State University in the fall. Congratulations, Quinton!
From the North Metro Region, Clayton Wade Callaway from Monroe Area High School. One of Clayton’s teachers shared that he is the type of student that every teacher wants to have in their class. He is punctual, conscientious of his work, and has a great work ethic. He is going on his 13th year of perfect attendance, so dedication is one of his strong qualities. Clayton has been accepted to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College where he plans to pursue a degree in Agricultural Engineering. Congratulations, Clayton!
From the Northwest Region, Kayla Brooke Marino from Bowdon High School. Kayla is a leader not only in FBLA but also throughout her school. She holds a leadership position in every activity she is involved in including: Marching Band, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and the PRIDE program. While being very involved at school, Kayla also works 30 hours a week and takes college classes. With her advanced placement classes and dual enrollment, Kayla has completed her Freshman year of college. Kayla will be attending the University of Georgia this fall. Congratulations, Kayla!
From the Central Region, Marquis Antoine Chester from Howard High School.His adviser shares, “Over the past four years Marquis has been the FBLA Treasurer, served as the Region 5 Vice President, and taken the role of FBLA President. He has worked diligently in improving membership numbers for the club, attended multiple community service events, and competed for FBLA in both the Region and State-level, taking 1st Place in Impromptu Speaking at the 2014 State Leadership Conference. Marquis would not have been able to accomplish so much in FBLA without being driven for success, which is exactly what he is.” Marquis has been accepted to Mercer University where he will begin studies this fall. Congratulations, Marquis!
From the South Region, Belinda Carrie Bell from Seminole County Middle/High School. Belinda’s adviser shares, “Belinda’s extracurricular activities not only include FBLA but other school groups and athletics, community service and church activities. Belinda’s wisdom goes well beyond her years. She has a strong work ethic and great common sense. She gets along well with others and never meets a stranger. She has good manners and always considers others. Belinda is a leader and encourages others to participate in her activities. She plans to attend the University of North Georgia in the fall majoring in Biochemistry and later attend medical school.” Congratulations, Belinda!