August 22, 2013

Brenda Martinez-Rhodes (right) was honored by Northeastern President Jay Lee (left) for receiving this recognition at the state level.Each year the Colorado Association for Career and Technical Education (CACTE) awards program recognizes individuals, organizations, businesses and/or agencies who have made contributions to the field and conducted activities which help to promote and expand career-technical-vocational education Colorado. Brenda Rhodes-Martinez, Department Chair, Business and Cosmetology and Associate Professor of Business was recently chosen to receive the Merit Award to an Education. This award is presented to an educator who is serving in an educational capacity which is directly or indirectly associated with career-technical-vocational education (excluding vocational educators), and who has demonstrated outstanding service and dedication to career-technical-vocational education in Colorado.  Other merit awards are presented annually  in two more categories including Merit Award to a Friend and Merit Award to Communications/Media Agency or Representative who show excellent support to the state-wide organization. Martinez-Rhodes has been very active in this organization, having served on a number of committees over the years as a working member and also in an advisory capacity. During Northeastern Junior College’s fall semester in-service activities last week, Martinez-Rhodes (right) was honored by Northeastern President Jay Lee (left) for receiving this recognition at the state level.  (Courtesy Photo)