ACTE Announces Michigan Associate Professor as National Award Finalist

September 15, 2020

Contact: Megan Kmiotek

ACTE Announces Michigan Associate Professor as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Terry Morse, Associate Professor, of Advanced CNC and Manufacturing, in University Center, Michigan, as the 2020 ACTE Region I Postsecondary Teacher of The Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) professionals at the postsecondary level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institution and communities

Terry Morse began his career as a tool and die maker after high school, helping build the tools involved in manufacturing. Since then, he’s taught those skills to others and is currently serving as the Associate Professor and Coordinator for Advanced Computer Numerical Control and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology at Delta College. Prior to this role, Morse served as an adjunct faculty in the same department. From 1994-2009, he was the Machine Trades Instructor at the Bay-Arenac Career Center, teaching 11th and 12th grade students. Always a champion for manufacturing careers, Morse has been actively involved in SkillsUSA, MITES, and many other related organizations. He sees the big picture within the industry and is considered an expert in his field. Most recently, he has assisted in the PRIME implementation within Saginaw County, lending his expertise to curriculum development.

Morse is one of five finalists for the 2021 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Thursday, December 3, during ACTE’s Virtual CareerTech VISION 2020. The Virtual Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, CareerSafe, and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.


About ACTE
The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is the nation’s largest not-for-profit association committed to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for successful careers. ACTE represents the community of CTE professionals, including educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, guidance and career development professionals and others at all levels of education. ACTE is committed to excellence in providing advocacy, public awareness and access to resources, professional development and leadership opportunities.