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Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame nominations open

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation is looking for the next class of inductees to join the 86 people already in the Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame honors Oklahomans for exemplary achievement, leadership and service in career and technology education, said Gina Hubbard, Oklahoma CareerTech director of statewide outreach.

“The individuals in the Hall of Fame reflect the strong foundation on which our system was built and those who continued to provide outstanding leadership to fulfill our mission to prepare Oklahomans to succeed in the workplace, in education and in life,” she said.

Members of the Hall of Fame include former directors Francis Tuttle, J.B. Perky, Roy Peters Jr., Ann Benson and Phil Berkenbile; Arch Alexander, former deputy director; former governors Dewey Bartlett, George Nigh and Henry Bellmon; and many CareerTech teachers, technology center superintendents and CareerTech supporters.

Anyone wishing to nominate someone for the honor should submit at least one letter of recommendation.

Nominees must have shown extraordinary contributions to career and technology education for at least 20 years, and their contributions should be specified at local, state and national levels. The nomination letters should illustrate nominees’ contributions in teaching, administration, legislative or private sector support and should specify contributions that advance the broader cause of career and technology education.

Nominations will be accepted until Dec. 31. Any nominations made prior to 2020 must be resubmitted.

Nominations may be sent to Gina Hubbard, Oklahoma CareerTech Foundation, 1500 W. Seventh Ave., Stillwater, OK 74074, or

The next induction banquet is tentatively scheduled for October 2024.

For more information about the CareerTech Hall of Fame, visit


Oklahoma CareerTech: Education that works for you

The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts operating on 60 campuses, 391 PK-12 school districts, 17 Skills Centers campuses that include three juvenile facilities and 32 adult education and family literacy providers.

The agency is governed by the State Board of Career and Technology Education and works closely with the State Department of Education and the State Regents for Higher Education to provide a seamless educational system for all Oklahomans.

Last Modified on Sep 13, 2023
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