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August 8, 2018

Bryan, Bryan ISD Win State Awards for CTE Efforts

Mayor Andrew Nelson, Superintendent Christie Whitbeck & Bobby Gutierrez

City of Bryan Mayor Andrew Nelson, Bryan ISD Superintendent Christie Whitbeck, & Community Leader Bobby Gutierrez

City of Bryan leaders and Bryan ISD administrators received major awards at the annual Career and Technical Association of Texas (CTAT) summer conference.  CTAT is the state-level organization that represents administrative and guidance professionals who work directly with Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers and students.

Mayor Andrew Nelson, along with the Bryan City Council, was recognized as the CTAT Business of the Year.  When the need for a new Bryan ISD CTE center arose, the City of Bryan came to the table with the perfect solution in the form of a former manufacturing facility. The site offers facilities that include classrooms, as well as a large manufacturing space that can be easily adaptable to programs in need.  

Business owner and community leader Bobby Gutierrez was recognized as the CTAT Business Leader of the Year.  As part of the CTE Advisory Committee, Gutierrez immediately began searching for viable CTE center alternatives and was instrumental in the purchase of the new site.  The new Center offers expansion opportunities that will allow Bryan ISD to serve surrounding communities that do not have the means to offer or support certain CTE programs. 

Kevin Ross & Family

Bryan ISD CTE Coordinator Kevin Ross and Family

Dr. Christie Whitbeck, Bryan ISD Superintendent, was awarded the CTAT Champion of the Year.  The Champion of the Year recognizes individuals who contribute to the improvement, promotion, development and progress of CTE goals. 

Kevin Ross, CTE Coordinator, was named the CTAT CTE Administrator of the Year, which recognizes administrative CTE professionals at the state level who have demonstrated leadership in ensuring teacher and student success.  Ross is being awarded for making significant contributions toward innovative, unique and effective CTE programs.

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