Hankal Recognized on Make it Work Day

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Gordon Cooper Technology Center’s Medical Laboratory Technology director Kelly Hankal was recognized as an outstanding instructor by the Oklahoma Career and Technical Education Equity Council Tuesday.

Hankal received the award for her impact with non-traditional students. The award was a part of the 2022 Making It Work Day. Making It Work Day recognizes individuals who are committed to removing barriers to success for single-parent families by providing educational experiences for students beyond the classroom.

The MLT program operates as a partnership between Gordon Cooper Technology Center and Seminole State College.

Hankal also received a Citation of Recognition from the Oklahoma State Legislature presented by state senator Zack Taylor and state representative Danny Williams.

The Oklahoma Career and Technical Education Equity Council is committed to increasing the effectiveness of career and technical education through focusing on high expectations and full participation for all students and employees in career and technical education. Each year, the council holds the Make It Work Day Awards to highlight the accomplishments of students, instructors, administrators, community colleges, technology centers and businesses.

Gordon Cooper Technology Center is an accredited institution and is one of 29 Career and Technical education options within Oklahoma's globally recognized Career Tech System. GCTC serves an area in East-Central Oklahoma covering approximately three counties. To learn more about Gordon Cooper Technology Center, click here.

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