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Director's Memo 2022-4-25

Monday, April 25, 2022

Virtual OEIP focuses on FCS

The Oklahoma Education and Industry Partnerships event this month will focus on family and consumer sciences education and the mental health and human services career pathway.

The virtual event will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. April 26. CareerTech will bring in guest industry speakers from the FCS field to discuss mental health and human services.



Oklahoma Collegiate DECA members compete at international conference

Three Oklahoma Collegiate DECA members participated in the 2022 International Career Development Conference in Baltimore, and one brought home Oklahoma Collegiate DECA’s first first-place award.

Kyla Ellis, Oklahoma State University, placed first in Entrepreneurship: Starting a Business. Kyrstan Cook, High Plains Technology Center, earned the Presidential Level Leadership Passport Award and finished in the top 10 in the Professional Selling event. Karley Russell, Kiamichi Technology Centers-Atoka, also competed in the first round of Entrepreneurship Operations.

Three Oklahoma chapter advisers were recognized: Kelsey Janway, Katrina McDowell and Conner Terry.

Oklahoma’s first Collegiate DECA state executive council was appointed less than one year ago. Three chapters have since been reactivated, and more than 20 members have registered.

Oklahoma DECA website


Oklahomans win ACTE regional awards

Three Oklahomans won ACTE Region IV awards recently.

Joyce McClellan, chief development and diversity officer at Tulsa Technology Center, pictured at left, was named Administrator of the Year.

In the photo at right, Leslie Powell, Kiamichi Technology Centers-Durant, left, was named Teacher of the Year, and Misty Bible, Kiamichi Technology Centers-Idabel, right, was named Counseling and Career Development Professional of the Year.

All three received the Oklahoma Awards at Oklahoma Summit in August 2021. They will represent Region IV at the national level in December.


Hernandez sworn in to board for new term

Oklahoma State Board of Career and Technology Education member Estela Hernandez was sworn in to a new six-year term at the board’s meeting last week.

Hernandez, also a member of the Oklahoma State Board of Education, joined the board in 2019. She has been in the construction and real estate business for 15 years as a small business owner and licensed Realtor.





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Last Modified on Apr 25, 2022
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