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Ora Morgan earns Oklahoma CareerTech’s prestigious Arch Alexander Award

Ora Morgan earns Oklahoma CareerTech’s prestigious Arch Alexander Award

Ora Morgan (left), Autry Technology Center, received the Arch Alexander award from the University of Oklahoma's Derek Houston.

Ora Morgan, CFO at Autry Technology Center in Enid, received the prestigious Arch Alexander Award of Excellence during the 50th annual Oklahoma Career and Technology Education Summer Conference.

The conference was Aug. 1-2 at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

The University of Oklahoma Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies created the Arch Alexander Award in honor of the late Arch Alexander, a longtime deputy director of the state CareerTech agency and the right-hand man to Francis Tuttle, the architect of what is now known as the Oklahoma CareerTech System.

The prestigious award is given each year by the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education and the University of Oklahoma to a person who has demonstrated the qualities Alexander showed in his work in the CareerTech System. Derek Houston of the University of Oklahoma College of Education, and Skye McNiel, OkACTE executive director, presented the award.

Morgan has served in career and technology education for more than 35 years as a state and national leader. She began her career in 1980 as CFO at Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater, moving on to Autry Tech in 1994.

She has been recognized for her volunteer contributions to her community and to Oklahoma. She was instrumental in developing the first formalized CareerTech business manager’s training program. Morgan was twice recognized as one of Oklahoma’s most admired CFOs by the Journal Record and was twice chosen as one of Oklahoma’s Top 50 Women Making a Difference.

“The Arch Alexander Award recognizes CareerTech educators who have made significant contributions to Oklahoma’s CareerTech System,” said McNiel. “These progressive leaders in program and curriculum development advance technology in education.”

For more information about the Oklahoma CareerTech System, visit www.okcareertech.org.

For more information contact at 405.743.5153.

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