Assistant Professor Emerita Margaret Erthal received the Distinguished Service Award from the Illinois Business Education Association (IBEA). This is the most prestigious award presented by the association. Criteria include exceptional service to IBEA and an ongoing commitment to improving business education in Illinois.

Erthal also received the Outstanding Service Award presented by the Illinois Association for Career and Technical Education at their annual conference in recognition of her professional publications and significant contributions to the field of career and technical education.