FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 15, 2021
Contact: Megan Kmiotek
ACTE Announces Minnesota Director of Career and Technical Education Pathways as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Robert Arthur-Fleming Lowe, Director of Career and Technical Education Pathways of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities in St. Paul, Minnesota, as the recipient of the 2021 ACTE Region III Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes career and technical education (CTE) professionals for their leadership on behalf of ACTE, their innovations in CTE and their contributions to the field over an extended period of time. ACTE will be inducting all five Lifetime Achievement national finalists into the ACTE Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors the leadership of CTE professionals who have made enduring contributions to CTE throughout their career.
Robert Arthur-Fleming Lowe has had a long career spanning over thirty-five years in Career and Technical Education (CTE). During this time, he has had numerous roles ranging from a vocational rehabilitation counselor to high school case manager/ supervisor; from Perkins consortium director to college and university professor; from college counselor to state system director of CTE pathways. Lowe has over five years of experience with Community-Based Organizations, 15 years of secondary experience at St. Paul Public Schools, and over 17 years of postsecondary experience at Normandale Community College and the Minnesota State Colleges and University System Office – CTE Unit working with 32 different two-year colleges.
Lowe is one of five finalists for the 2022 national title. The national winner will be announced at the virtual ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The virtual event will take place on November 30, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET. The Virtual Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox and Stratasys. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, visit our webpage.
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.