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Congratulations Dr. Jon Connolly and Sussex County Community College for being a member of the Princeton NSF funded Collaboration on photonics

Princeton selected to lead NSF-funded regional consortium for photonics research and workforce development - Innovation New Jersey (


Dr. Betty Reynard

President of the American Technical Education Association

President of Lamar State College Port Arthur

ATEA Institutional Member the Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing is hosting a Supply Change Summit is Pascoe WA--free registration

Securing the Supply Chain Summit 2023 — Center of Excellence for Aerospace and Advanced Manufacturing (

ATEA 3 D Futures Competition sponsored by Dassault Winners Announced at National Conference by ATEA Past President and President Emeritus of Gateway Technical College WI

zoom awards program May 8 2023

Zoom Awards Program

Salute to sue Smith--at Her 36th Indy 500!

Thanks for sharing the Indy Motorspeedway at two ATEA national conferences, 2015 and 2018




ATEA Highest Award The Jean Koch Award 

Sue Smith, VP of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Technologies received the Award Presented by Dr. Betty Reynard, President and James King Past President and Presidents Council

ATEA Awards Program 2023.pdf

ATEA National Award Winners 2023--Outstanding Students, 

Dr. Betty Reynard, presenting the Outstanding Technical Student Award 2023 to Julius Morris, Associates Degree in  Criminal Justice  Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City SD

Dr. James Sherrard, Nuclear Technology Programs Chair, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich CT, Outstanding Student Award,  accepting the Outstanding Technical Student Award for Joseph Cirrito IV, Associate of Science, Nuclear Engineering Technology 

ATEA Award Luncheon 2023 at Calhoun Community College, Huntsville Alabama

Dr. Jimmy Hodges, President of Calhoun Community College welcomes the conference to the ATEA Awards Program 2023

Grandville Oldham Jr. Calhoun Chorale Director--Chorale Performed at the Awards Lunch

ATEA National Awards Presenter Brooks Jacobsen, ATEA Trustee and Supervisor of Robotics and Electronics at Lake Area Technical College, Watertown SD and Teacher and Program Awards, Dr. Betty Reynard Presenting

Brooks Jacobsen, Chair of ATEA National Awards, ATEA Board of Trustee, Supervisor Robotics and Electronics, Lake Area Tech, Watertown, SD.  Introduced the Winners of the 2023 Awards

Dr. Reynard, presenting the Outstanding Technical Teacher 2023to Roger Habermann,  Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City SD

Dr. Reynard, presenting the Outstanding Program to Practical Nursing, Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City, SD accepting, Program Director, Krysten Hybertson  

Silver Star of Excellence Award

Goes to the business that represents the best in business and industry support of technical education. 

It is jointly awarded by the National Technical Honor Society and the American Technical Education Association to

2023 Winner is

Automotive Tool Kit Initiative 

TCAT Chattanooga nomination

L-R Dr. James Barrott, EVP for TCAT Chattanooga State College, Keith Aviles, General Manager of,   Crown Subaru representing the Automotive Service Business Owners, Jimmy Jones, Transportation Department Head Master Instructor II, Peyton Holland, Executive Director, National Technical Honor Society

Letter of Recommendation

ATEA Silver Star Letter of Recommendation 2023.pdf

Board Action 2023
Confirmation of President, 1st Vice President and President Elect, and 2nd Vice President

Dr. Betty Reynard, ATEA Board of Trustees President 2023-2025

President of Lamar State College Port Arthur, Port Arthur, Texas

Dr. Ann Bolman, ATEA Board of Trustee 1st Vice President-President Elect--2023-205

President of Western Dakota Tech, Rapid City South Dakota 

Ryan Purdy, ATEA Board of Trustee 2nd Vice President 2023-25

President of MidPlains Community College, North Platte, Nebraska 

Board Action 2023

Reappointments: 2023-2026

Mr. Paul Perkins, CEO Amatrol, Jeffersonville IN

Dr. Lin Zhou, President Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA

Retirements and board resignations

Thank you to all for your service

Dr. James Barrott, retiring from EVP, Chattanooga State College, TCAT, Chattanooga TN,  ATEA Board 2017 -20232

Dr. Shawn Mackey, Deputy Ex Director for Accountability, Mississippi Community College Board, resigning after serving 2012-2023

Dr. Alex Clifford, Maine National Guard Sergeant Major appointment, former Provost for Maine College of Health Care Professions.


Installation of New Board members

Dr. David Dore, Chancellor of Virginia Community College Commission

Dr. Sandra Caldwell, Executive Director of Wyoming Community College Commission

Dr. Brad Tynsdall, President of Central Wyoming College

Matt Kirchner, CEO LAB Midwest and Teched Podcast, WI

Dr. Matt Janisin, VP of Business Solutions and Workforce Development, Gateway Technical College, WI

National Conference Recap---Thank you to Calhoun Community College, Alabama Community College Presidents Association for hosting

"Restore Renew Ignite Technical Education,"  April 12, 13 and 14

The America Technical Education Association (ATEA) is fundamental to the growth of postsecondary technical education. We are on the frontlines to build up the workforce and help students reimagine their futures in high-paying, high-demand advanced manufacturing careers. Your attendance means we can share new ideas and learn new skills across the industry. I can’t wait! I encourage you to register for this year’s national ATEA conference in Huntsville. See you there!   Dr. Patricia Sims, President, Drake State Community and Technical College, Huntsville, Alabama.

Dr. Jimmy Hodges, President of Calhoun Community College, Decatur and Huntsville Alabama invites you to his campus in Huntsville with tours of Huntsville employers, breakouts from Calhoun Community College and ATEA expertise and national programs, April 12, 13 and 14

The Huntsville campus will host the Trade Show April 12, 13 , 14

Register on this link for the Trade Show

ATEA 2023 Trade Show Restore Renew Ignite Technical Education

Dr. Annette Funderburk, President of Ingram Technical College, and conference co-chair on behalf of Alabama Community College Presidents Association 

Conference Platinum Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors


Fall 2023 conference in Southern California

 ATEA Board Leadership of

Region 6

President Dr. Lin Zhou

President Bates Technical College, Tacoma Washington

Vice President, J P Laguerre,

Academic Director, 3 D Experience, Dassault Systems, Long Beach CA

Welcome to the

American Technical Education Association

 serving American technical education since 1928 by

communicating the role and importance of technical education,

sharing best  practices, building relationships,

and identifying the technology and trends that will effect technical education.   

Join to participate in the ATEA Sector Programming and to participate in your Region's Council.

ATEA Overview December 2022-23.pdf

ATEA Sectors 2023-2024

Aerospace and Space


Allied Health



Information Technology



Newly appointed to the ATEA Board 2023-2026

Board of Trustees 2023

Dr. David Dore

Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System

Dr. Sandy Caldwell

Executive Director of the Wyoming Community College Commission

Dr. Brad Tyndall

President, Central Wyoming College

Matt Kirchner

LAB Midwest, CEO and Tech Podcast, Wisconsin

Dr. Matt Janisin

VP Business and Workforce Solitons

Gateway Technical College


Dr. David Dore

President of Campuses and Executive Vice Chancellor for Student Services and Workforce Development, Pima College District Arizona


Chancellor of Virginia Community College System 

David Dore Appointed Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System

First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Visited Bates Technical College in October.  ATEA Board member Dr. Lin Zhou welcomed her interest in technical education and apprenticeships.

First lady Jill Biden visits Bates Technical College 100722.docx


"Supporting Students and Faculty Success"  October 19--20-21

held in Rapid City.  Thank you to  host 

ATEA Conference Program WDTC 10-2022.pdf

Tour of Sanford Underground Research Facility--slides

Tech Presentation_ Apr 2022_OPS[44].pptx

Western Dakota Technical College Conference photos

Sanford Underground Research  Facility SURF--Lead, South Dakota

Presenters from Systems and Operations at SURF

L-Al Stratman, Engineering Director

Tim Baumgartner, Surface Operations and Utilities Director

Will McElroy, Deputy Director of Operations

Tracey Doherty, Moss Enterprises with  Gillette CC Wyoming faculty and Dean

ATEA  Tour of SURF's Water Treatment  Facility

LAB Midwest L-Joe Gingrich, Gillette CC, WY and Nick Mootz Lab Midwest

ATEA Downtown Rapid City

Network gathering before the opening session. Right  Dr. Betty Reynard, President of Lamar State College, Port Arthur, ATEA 1st VP and President-elect, center Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Ex Director ATEA, Dana Wolff, Southeast Technical College, ATEA President of the Regions and STC faculty

Tour of Caterpillar Design- back row left: Sean McCrary, Sheridan CC Diesel and Truck Driving;Travis Grubb, Dean of CTE, Gillette;  Joe Gingrich, Diesel Gillette College; Mike Ebbing STI HR instructor; Sylar Stitt Diesel and front right Kristin Henderson, General Ed Lake Area; Center: Barry Spriggs VP of Academic and Student Affairs Gillette CC--and Gina Grant, Gen Ed, Lake Area Tech

Dr. Ann Bolman, opening Friday sessions

Opening Welcome, Dinner and Panel

Opening Welcome

Dr. Jon Connolly, President of ATEA Board of Trustee and President of Sussex County Community College, Newton NJ

Opening Welcome

Dr. Ann Bolman, President of Western Dakota Technical College and ATEA 2nd VP

Opening Panel Economy of Western South Dakota and "Elevate Rapid City"

Moderator: Chandra Calvert, WDTC--Director of Industry Relation and Grant Management

Thank you Moss Enterprise and Lab Midwest  for your support of technical education and ATEA

ATEA Regional Councils

ATEA members can serve as Regional Council members  Join ATEA We Welcome your membership

Commitment of ATEA to Diversity Equity and Inclusion 

Board of

trustee TAsk Force Leadership

Anthony Landis, Director of Postsecondary Education for the Ohio Department of Higher Education

Dr.  Shawn Mackey Deputy Executive Director of Programs and Accountability, Mississippi Community College Board

Chelle Travis, Executive Director of Skills USA

Dr. Lin Zhou, President, Bates Technical College, Tacoma WA

Welcome to new and renewing members!

ATEA is proud to announce the addition of new business members, supporting members, institutional members, library/media members and individual members.

Thank you Dunwoody College of Technology, Ivy Tech Community College, and Gateway Technical College for renewing at an ATEA System level of $5000 for 100 members.

Technology Trends

ATEA strategically analyzes trends in technology and technical education.

For technical education leaders and raising industry leaders a masters program that combines courses from the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management to make decisions on investing institional and business resources in emerging technologies

Management of Technology Masters U of M

Space launch

See Tech Trends

ATEA System level Members

100 members from your system, college or ecosystem-each receives the same conference discounts, ATEA Journal and ATEA members connections


$1000 for 15 members

Land of Lincoln Community College

Springfield, Illinois

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 6 members

Lincoln Land Community College

Bismarck State College - Discover the Next Version of Yourself

H Logo MarkHighland Community College, Hinds, KS

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Host College membership

American Technical Education Association

premier association for the post secondary technical educator, with emphasis on professional development.

818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Located on  the 
Dunwoody College of Technology Campus

Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Executive Director

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