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MMAC selects Deborah Anderson as 2010 distinguished alum

l-r: Deborah Anderson and Emma Moser

EKU's Department of Management, Marketing and Administrative Communication is pleased to announce that Ms. Deborah Anderson has been selected as their departmental distinguished alum for 2010.

Ms. Anderson was honored during a presentation on Friday, March 26, 2010, at the annual College of Business and Technology College to Careers senior recognition luncheon.

The honor is reserved for special alumni who have distinguished themselves in their professions through excellence, dedication, and service.

Ms. Anderson earned her Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing Education from EKU in 1982.  She then went on to complete her Master of Education in Occupational Training and Development from the University of Louisville.

Ms. Anderson is the Director of the Division of Career and Technical Education at the Kentucky Department of Education in Frankfort.

In this role, she provides leadership to a Division that supports all local school districts in Kentucky that offer Career and Technical Education programs.  This includes six national student organizations as well as compliance monitoring for Federal Perkins funding to local school districts.  She also provides guidance and direction for special initiatives such as SREB/HSTW – that’s the Southern Regional Education Board/High Schools That Work initiative – and other programs including Project Lead the Way and Jobs for America’s Graduates.

Ms. Anderson knows well the daily challenges facing today’s educators.  She taught business education to secondary students, served as adviser to Future Business Leaders of America, and designed and implemented courses for adult community education. 

As Principal of the Shelby County Area Technology Center, she was responsible for administration of their technical school with six technical programs serving four school districts and a total enrollment of 900 students – the third largest enrollment in the Kentucky Tech system.

Among her professional affiliations are the Kentucky Association for Career and Technical Education, service on the Finance Committee of the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education, Board of Directors for SREB/HSTW, and taskforces for Kentucky Southern Regional Education Board and Kentucky STEM Education.

The Shelby County Business and Professional Women’s Club selected her as a Woman of Achievement finalist and she was also selected as a finalist for the Kentucky Tech Teacher of the Year award. It should be no surprise that she has also received the Outstanding FBLA Adviser for Kentucky Region 3.

Congratulations, Ms. Anderson, on being selected as the 2010 Distinguished Alumna representing the Department of Management, Marketing and Administrative Communication.

The college also honored distinguished seniors for the year as selected by their respective departments within the College of Business and Technology. Ms. Kathryn S. Engle, from Richmond, Ky., was selected as the MMAC departmental distinguished senior.  In addition, recipients of scholarships and awards for the 2009-10 academic year were recognized. Students were honored for outstanding achievement and more than 40 area employers were on hand to engage in networking activities with college graduating seniors.

Published on March 25, 2010

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