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ISU’s Business Technology Program Receives Dual Commendations

October 23, 2023

Idaho State University's Business Technology Program, under the leadership of its program coordinator, Duane Rawlings, has recently garnered significant recognition with two notable awards.

Rawlings has been awarded the title of "CTE Postsecondary Teacher of the Year."

"I am very honored with this award, but it is a team award,” Rawlings said. “We all work together in the Business Technology program. Our classes are aligned, and we teach across our four degrees. This award is for the entire team,” he stated.

Concurrently, the Business Technology Program has been recognized as the "Idaho Exemplary Post-Secondary CTE Program of the Year." Both accolades were presented by Idaho’s Division of Career & Technical Education at the CTE Connect Conference. This conference, held at ISU, spanned a week and provided a platform for instructors and programs from throughout Idaho to engage in keynotes, professional development, and networking.

“It’s encouraging that our program is being acknowledged by respected industry leaders from around the state,” Rawlings said. “This recognition stems from consistent hard work by our students, faculty, and industry partners. We hope this brings greater visibility to our efforts on campus."

In addition to the recognition, the Business Technology Program has been granted $2,000. These funds are designated for ongoing professional development for the faculty, underscoring ISU's commitment to excellence in education.


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