ACTE Announces Oklahoma Agricultural Education Instructor as National Award Winner

December 1, 2023
Contact: Dominique Frascoia 


ACTE Announces Oklahoma Agricultural Education Instructor as National Award Winner

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 recipient of the 2024 National ACTE Carl Perkins Community Service Award. This award recognizes individuals who have used CTE to make a significant impact on their community and demonstrated leadership in programs and activities that promote student involvement in community service. 

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 was one of five finalists for the 2024 national title. The national winner was announced at the Awards Gala, recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event took place on November 29, at ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2023. The Awards Gala was sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, CareerSafe, Goodheart-Willcox, The U.S. Army, 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