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November 18, 2009

Clovis Weatherford inducted into CareerTech Hall of Fame

Clovis Weatherford, former superintendent of Moore Norman Technology Center, recently was inducted into the Oklahoma CareerTech Hall of Fame at the Oklahoma State University Conoco-Phillips Alumni Center.

Weatherford, of Edmond, is a native of Pauls Valley. He was superintendent of several technology centers and helped develop the CareerTech system in Ohio.

Sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Career and Technology Education, the CareerTech Hall of Fame now includes 55 Oklahomans since its inception in 1990. Previous inductees include two governors, college deans and professors, business leaders, educators and state CareerTech agency staff members.

"Induction into the Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the CareerTech Foundation," said Phil Berkenbile, state CareerTech director. "The award recognizes outstanding professional and personal achievements which have bought honor and distinction to the Foundation and to CareerTech education in Oklahoma.

While in high school, Weatherford enrolled in Distributive Education. He received his bachelor's degree from East Central University and earned master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Oklahoma.

He started his career as the Distributive Education coordinator at Anadarko, where his chapter was the Outstanding DECA Chapter in the nation in 1962. He later helped Ohio develop the joint vocational school system and helped start a new area vo-tech school in Liberal, Kan. He was the first superintendent of Moore Norman and Francis Tuttle Technology Centers. He also served as assistant superintendent at Pioneer Technology Center and superintendent at Tri County Technology Center. He retired in 2002 from Coffeyville Community College, Kansas, after serving as vice president of the Technical Division.

In 2000 he was received the Francis Tuttle Career Excellence Award, the highest honor given by the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education.

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