The late Dale Hughey was born on November 12, 1909, in Cherokee, Oklahoma.
He graduated from Oklahoma A&M in 1931 and worked on his master’s degree there and at the University of Colorado. Dale married Reva D. Davis on May 27, 1934, in Gate, Oklahoma.
In 1933, Dale became superintendent of Gate Schools. He later went on to serve as superintendent of Burlington, Jet, Boise City and Woodward schools. He took a short break from his career in education in order to serve his country in World War II. Dale was field director for the American Red Cross European theater of operations.
In 1966 Dale joined the Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education, where he was instrumental in helping form the first five area vo-tech districts in Oklahoma.
Dale was active in several education associations, including the Oklahoma Education Association, the National Education Association, the American Vocational Association, the Oklahoma Association of School Administrators and the Oklahoma Commission on Educational Administration.
He was also former president of the Alfalfa County School Administrators, the Northwest Oklahoma Education Association and a past member of the Board of Control of Oklahoma Secondary School Activity.
During his spare time, Dale was active in Stillwater’s First United Methodist Church and in 1966 was listed in the church’s “Who’s Who.” He also served as associate lay leader in the Woodward District Methodist Conference.
Some of his other civic activities included being president of the Jet Lions Club and the Woodward Lions Club and a member of the Stillwater Kiwanis Club. He was also a 32nd degree Mason. He retired from the Oklahoma Department of Vocational and Technical Education in 1975.
Mr. Hughey was inducted into the CareerTech Hall of Fame in 1999.