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July 19, 2007

Crouse nominated for leadership award


Recognized as an outstanding leader in Kansas, Bruce Crouse, Cowley College Department Chair for the Career and Technical Education Department, was recently nominated for a Kansas Council for Workforce Education Leadership Award.

The nominees are recognized for promoting excellence and growth in career and technical education at the postsecondary level.

Crouse, who has taught non-destructive testing at Cowley since 1993, has helped the program become highly successful and sought after by business and industry in several states.

He has helped the program expand to Sumner County, where the Mulvane IT Center was built in 2004, and in 2006 he began working in Winfield on a new career and technical program called Mechatronics. Crouse worked with business and industry, school districts, and community members to make the program a reality.

Crouse was also instrumental in the college receiving a $125,000 Kansas Department of Commerce grant towards equipment purchases for the new Center for Technical Excellence in Winfield.

This year’s award winner will be announced at the K-ACTE/KWCE annual conference, which will be held at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka, Aug. 5-8.