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Are you interested in serving on the ACTE Awards Committee? You can read more about the responsibilities of serving on this committee in the Awards Committee Member Position Description. Contact the staff liaison for more information!

Awards Committee Business Meeting Minutes-VISION 2013

Awards Committee Representatives

Date Appointed: July 2015

CHAIR: Pepper Poulsen
BOARD LIAISON: Jan Bell, Janet GobleAlexander Gromada and Charlotte Gray 
MEMBERS: One representative from each Region


To ensure the recognition of outstanding achievements by individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the career and technical education field, to programs that exemplify the highest standards and to organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand career and technical education. 


2.1  This is a committee appointed under procedures adopted pursuant with Article 8.1 of the Bylaws.


3.1 The Committee is composed of one representative from each ACTE Region and a chairperson.

3.2 The term of office is the Association’s operating year. Members serve for a two-year period and can serve up to two terms.

3.3 The committee elects its chair with approval of the Board of Directors. The chair serves for a one-year term.

3.4 The Region vice presidents appoint their committees' representative.

3.5 There are no special eligibility requirements to serve on this committee. It is recommended that members of this committee have experience working with Awards at the state level.

3.6 Members of the Awards Committee are not eligible, during their service to this Committee, to receive an award.


The Committee's objective is to recognize excellence and innovation in the career and technical education field. Specifically, the Committee is responsible for reviewing nominations and determining the recipients for the ACTE Excellence Awards. Specific objectives for this year are: 


  1. Review and determine winners for the ACTE Excellence Awards.
  2. Work with Region Award Committees to ensure a positive Region awards process.
  3. Further identify opportunities to streamline and standardize awards procedures across state, Region, and national levels. 



Position Name
Chair Pepper Poulsen
Region I Chet Wichowski
Region II Willie Haynes
Region III Dana Lampe
Region IV Ralph Mora
Region V Speranta Klees
Board Liaison   Charlotte Gray
Board Liaison Alexander Gromada
Board Liaison Jan Bell
Board Liaison Janet Goble
Staff Liaison Kate Dowdy

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