Watts Named to Achievers Under 40 List by The Journal Record

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gordon Cooper Technology Center small business and entrepreneurial services coordinator Cama Watts was honored by The Journal Record at the publication’s Achievers Under 40 event Thursday at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.

Watts is part of The Journal Record’s 19th class of Achievers Under 40 and was nominated for the award by Amanda Johnson of First United Bank.

“In addition to professional success, the Achievers Under 40 program honors civic engagement and good works in our Oklahoma communities,” said Joe Dowd, editor of The Journal Record. “The 19th class of honorees has made service a priority and has shined during challenging times.”

Watts became the small business and entrepreneurial services coordinator at GCTC in 2017. During that time she helped GCTC connect with community partners including First United Bank, Pioneer Library System and Shawnee Public Schools to offer programs and events like 40East, a quarterly women’s leadership luncheon, and Shawnee Shops Academy, a 10-week entrepreneurship academy for seventh and eighth graders at Shawnee Middle School.

In addition to her role at GCTC, Watts also heads up the Gordon Cooper Technology Center employee wellness program and the Gordon Cooper Technology Center Foundation’s Rocket Man Run.

Away from Gordon Cooper, Watts is an active member of several organizations including the Oklahoma Business Incubators Association, the Junior Service League of Shawnee, the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art and the Business Referral Network of Shawnee.

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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