ACTE Announces New York Associate Professor as National Award Finalist

September 28, 2018

Contact: Jarrod Nagurka, 703-683-9312

ACTE Announces New York Associate Professor as National Award Finalist

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Today, the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) announced Charles “Chip” J. Ax, III, Associate Professor at SUNY Morrisville in Morrisville, New York, as the 2018 ACTE Region I Postsecondary Teacher of The Year. This award recognizes the finest career and technical teachers 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

Ax’s CTE teaching experience includes time in high school agriculture program, a vocational education center and, currently, at the postsecondary level. Beyond the classroom, he has provided professional development to other CTE educators. Using past experiences and current technology gives Ax the opportunity to craft each topical presentation in a way that allows every student the opportunity to learn.

All courses that Ax teaches have a lecture session and a laboratory component. Such varied settings provide numerous methods to present materials in a style that matches each student’s unique desires. His lectures include discussion topics, problem solving and student presentations. Ax’s laboratory component provides opportunities for hands-on learning, reading assignments and homework.

The future of technical education at SUNY Morrisville is bright. As a faculty member in the agricultural engineering department, Ax is proud to say, “We are moving forward in CTE and constructing a state-of-the-art training facility.”

Ax is one of 5 finalists for the 2019 national title. The national winner will be announced at the ACTE Awards Banquet, a dinner and award presentation recognizing the best CTE educators in the country. The event will take place on Wednesday evening, November 28, during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018 in San Antonio, TX. The Awards Banquet is sponsored by Express Employment Professionals, the US Army, 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.