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About ABEA

ABEA is a nonprofit corporation devoted to improving the quality of education in Arkansas.

The Arkansas Business & Education Alliance works to promote business involvement in schools and to encourage academic achievement among students. ABEA's primary program for students and communities is called Arkansas Scholars.

ABEA, organized in 1990, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the improvement of education in Arkansas. ABEA's Arkansas Scholars program every year reaches many eighth graders in the state with a message about student achievement and preparation for the future.

Board of Directors

Alan Decker – Black River Technical College
Alice Mahony – The El Dorado Education Foundation
David Ratliff - College Degree Planners
Sherry Sims – Rheem Air Conditioning
Diane Tatum – Arkansas Business & Education Alliance
Lee Vent – Clarendon School District

Diane Tatum at 870-866-7673 or

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