CKTC holds 50th Anniversary Celebration

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CKTC holds 50th Anniversary Celebration

Caddo Kiowa Technology Center, one of the first technology centers in the state, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. With construction completed in September 1968, CKTC opened its doors to the public for the first time. The school had 11 programs and 200 students. Today, the school has an enrollment of 569 students and offers thousands of hours of training to business and industry each year.

To recognize the achievements of the school, staff and students held a 50th anniversary celebration on September 13, 2018. The day was an opportunity to honor the legacy of the school, as well as to look to the future.

During this celebratory moment previous administrators, former colleagues, students and board members were recognized for their contributions to the school and for laying a foundation of continued success at CKTC.

Superintendent Tony Hancock welcomed all those in attendance for the 50th anniversary event. He introduced guests, students and staff. Representative David Perryman and Representative Rhonda Baker presented a citation recognizing CKTC’s 50th anniversary and honoring the school’s major contributions to the district.

Over the past five decades, CKTC has educated thousands of students and provided unmatched services to businesses in the district. In closing statements Board President Dustin Tackett commended the school on its 50th anniversary and for its tremendous impact to the district over the years and challenged the community to continue growing and looking forward to the next 50 years.

For almost half a century, CKTC has provided career training, business and industry services and leadership programs to a rural district in southwest Oklahoma. Opportunities at CKTC range from business and health to science and transportation trades. Additionally, CKTC offers customized workplace training and short-term training. More information about CKTC is available online at www.mycktc.com or by calling 405.643.5511. CKTC is a proud member of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, which provides leadership and resources and assures standards of excellence for a comprehensive statewide system of career and technology education. The system offers programs and services in 29 technology center districts.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

50th Anniversary Photo Album

Ed Scammahorn and Keith Theesen catch up.
Kem Crowell, Scott Wright, Ed Scammahorn and Keith Theesen catch up.
Teda Hulsey (front row and center) was one of CKTC’s first business instructors, as well as the wife of Superintendent Dr. Orb Hulsey, the third superintendent at CKTC. She is visting with retired cosmetology Instructor Pat White, and seated to their left is Orb and Teda’ son Chris Husley.
Tony Hancock, superintendent; Jerry Martin, former superintendent; and Scott Wright, Digital and Imaging instructor visit before the ceremony starts.
Kathye Malcom and Don Taylor visit before the ceremony begins.
Retired Staff Member Sandra Whaley visits with Scott Wright.
Charlotte Oswald, Pam Crain, Leann Washburn and Tricia Pierce catch up.
Representative David Perryman presents Board President Dustin Tackett with a Citiation of Recognition for 50 years of service to the district.
Rep. Rhonda Baker and Rep. David Perryman present Board President Dustin Tackett with a Citation of Recognition for 50 years of service to the district.
Sitting on the front row are Dale Lewis, Truck Driver Training coordinator; Wes Taylor, former Maching Shop instructor; Glenda Taylor, former administrator; Jerry Martin, former superintendent and his wife Judy Martin.
Former Superintendent Jerry Martin is recognized as the fourth superintendent for CKTC.
Wade Walling is recognized as the current superintendent at Wes Watkins Technology Center and the former Assistant Superintendent at CKTC.
Sitting together are Floyd Hines, the first Auto Service instructor, and Coy Green from the class of 1968.
Danny Swanda is recognized as a former board member for CKTC.
Ron Langmacher is recognized a former board member and state representative.
Dale Lewis, Truck Driver Training coordinator, gives a history of CKTC.

Facility and Maintenance Director David Darnell gives a brief history of CKTC.
Nola Rodriquez, a business student from Anadarko, tells a heartfelt story about her decision to go back to school.
Nola Rodriquez, a business student from Anadarko, tells a heartfelt story about her decision to go back to school.
Superintendent Tony Hancock hugs Nola Rodriquez, a business student from Anadarko, after she tells a heartfelt story about her decision to go back to school.
Ernie Gomez, a student in 1968, talks about his time at CKTC.
Ernie Gomez, a student in 1968, talks about his time at CKTC.
Kem Crowell, former Business and Industry Services Director, gives a history of CKTC.
Sherry Dietrich, Ernie Gomez and Donna Luna Hanson were Anadarko students who were part of the first class at CKTC in 1968.
Sherry Dietrich, Ernie Gomez, Coy Green, Donna Luna Hanson and Donald Kincy were part of the first class at CKTC in 1968. Pictured with the alumni is Floyd Hines, the first Auto Service Instructor.
Sherry Deitrich, a student from the first CKTC class, and Floyd Hines, one of CKTC’s first instructors, catch up.
Staff member Sharon Myers catches up with members of the first class: Ernie Gomez and Donna Luna Hanson.
The past 22 years of leadership are represented: Dennis Ruttman (5th Superintendent), Tony Hancock (6th Superintendent) and Jerry Martin (4th Superintendent).

 

 

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