ACTE Announces Region III Excellence Award Winners for 2015, National Award Finalists

June 29, 2015

June 29, 2015
Contact: Sean Lynch, (703) 683-9312

ACTE Announces Region III Excellence Award Winners, National Award Finalists

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Region III Excellence Awards:

  • ACTE Region III Teacher of the Year-Louis Beck, Iowa
  • ACTE Region III Career Guidance Award winner-Robert Lowe, Minnesota
  • ACTE Region III Administrator of the Year-Murray Turner, Minnesota
  • ACTE Region III Postsecondary Teacher of the Year-Tom Anderson, Minnesota
  • ACTE Region III New Teacher of the Year-Laurie Boettcher, Wisconsin
  • ACTE Region III Carl Perkins Community Service Award winner-Mary Hoffmann, Minnesota
  • ACTE Region III Lifetime Achievement Award winner-Clifford Vrieze, Minnesota

The Region winners were announced at an awards ceremony during the ACTE Region III conference in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on June 25, 2015. Region winners were selected from among state award winners in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

The ACTE Excellence Awards promote merit in career and technical education (CTE) by recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to CTE, programs that exemplify the highest standards and organizations that have conducted activities to promote and expand CTE programs. Award winners serve as inspirational leaders to ACTE: they embody the core values of serving students and being committed to CTE. For more information about the ACTE Excellence Awards, please click here.

The Region III winners will progress as national finalists in their categories. The national winners will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country, which will take place on Thursday evening, November 19, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information about the 2015 Awards Banquet, please click here.

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, guidance counselors 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.