MURRAY, KY (9/21/12) — Dr. Tony Brannon, dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University, received this year’s Outstanding Career and Technical Educator Award from the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education (KACTE).
KACTE is a statewide professional association representing all levels and disciplines in career and technical education. Career and technical education courses focus on a specific career cluster and prepare students to successfully transition toward their career goals.
“This award is special to me because I am a product of the agricultural and career and technical education system,” Brannon said. “To come full circle and receive this award for my success as a teacher and administrator of that system is definitely a highlight of my personal and professional career.”
Brannon is a Puryear, Tenn., native and received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Murray State. He has been a faculty member at MSU for 24 years.
Brannon also developed and assists in coordinating the Racer Academy of Agriculture, a unique program offering dual credit for high school and Murray State University in four classes developed by the Hutson School of Agriculture and taught by local secondary agriculture education teachers. More than 300 students from 27 different high schools across the state received credit through this program.
“Any success that I’ve had has been a result of the people with whom I’ve been associated,” Brannon said. “The highlight of my career has definitely been the opportunity to work with and for some great people — the faculty, staff and students — in agriculture and career and technical education and at Murray State University.”
The Association for Career and Technical Education will place the winners of the 2012 awards in nomination for 2013 national recognition.
Information provided by Sherry McClain
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