Dr. Terry Roach, associate professor of business communication in the Department of Management and Marketing of the College of Business at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, is the recipient of the 2006 Collegiate Teacher of the Year award presented by the Arkansas Business Education Association (ABEA).
Roach received the award last week at the ABEA annual meeting in Hot Springs. The criteria for the award included service and membership in professional associations, years of teaching, publications, presentations, and community service.
Roach currently serves as the executive director for ABEA. He has served as the president of ABEA, Southern Business Education Association (SBEA), Southwest Administrative Services Association and the Gamma Theta chapter of Delta Pi Epsilon. He served as chair of the (National) Policies Commission for Business and Economic Education. He has served as the national treasurer and national historian of Delta Pi Epsilon. He served on the boards of the National Business Education Association and the Arkansas Vocational Association.
He received the SBEA Business Educator of Year award in 1993 and the ABEA Business Educator award in 1992. He is a member of the Association for Business Communication, American Parliamentarians Association, and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He has taught students for 37 years including high school, junior college, university, adult education, and continuing education. In addition, he has contracted with several businesses to provide training to their employees in communication, time management, employment practices, and business etiquette/protocol.
Additionally, he has a number of publications in yearbooks, journals, and proceedings. He has presented at several professional organizations throughout the United States and Canada.