FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2023
Contact: Dominique Frascoia
ACTE Announces Oklahoma Agricultural Education Instructor as National Award Finalist
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Robby Branscum, Agricultural Education Instructor at Stillwater Public Schools in Stillwater, Oklahoma, as the 2023 ACTE Region IV Carl Perkins Community Service Award. This award recognizes the finest career and technical education (CTE) educators at the middle/secondary school level who have demonstrated innovation in the classroom, commitment to their students and dedication to the improvement of CTE in their institutions and communities.
Robby Branscum is an agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor at Stillwater Junior High School. He has worked as an educator for the past 10 years: the first three years at Oilton Public Schools and the last seven years at Stillwater Public Schools. Some of his specialties in working with students are overseeing goat and poultry show projects, training public speaking and providing other leadership development training, and supervising agricultural research projects. He has a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University, a Masters of Art from Southern Nazarene University, and is a current PhD student at Oklahoma State University. He is married and a father to three children: two sons and a daughter.
Branscum is one of five finalists for the 2024 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Gala, an award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on November 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. The Awards Gala is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, Goodheart-Willcox, The Army, 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.