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State Tech instructor selected for Governor's Award of Excellence

300State Technical College of Missouri instructor Tony DeBoeuf has been awarded the 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  

DeBoeuf, along with other award recipients, was presented the award at the 2012 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education ceremony held on April 4.

DeBoeuf started teaching at State Tech in the spring of 1993.  In his 19 years with the college, he has served as an instructor and department chair of Heavy Equipment Mechanics (HEM), Heavy Equipment Operations (HEO), Heavy Equipment Technology (HET), Automotive Technology (AMT), Automotive Collision Technology (ACT), Medium Heavy Truck Technology (MHT) and the Heavy Equipment Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician (CAT) programs. 

DeBoeuf currently serves as department chair and instructor of the Powersports Technology and Electric Power Generation Technology programs at State Tech.

DeBoeuf has been instrumental in developing the curriculum of many of the programs which he has chaired over the years, most notably HET, MHT, CAT, PST and EPG programs.

DeBoeuf holds over 20 different certifications in engines, hydraulics, electrical, powertrains and advanced train-the-trainer.

“Tony is one of those people like many of our faculty who came directly from industry,” said Dr. Donald Claycomb, State Tech President.  “He has definitely made a mark on State Tech and we are proud of his much deserved honor.”

DeBoeuf considers his greatest accomplishments to be the training of those students who have started their careers at State Tech and have become successful technicians and equipment managers throughout the state of Missouri.

The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching is presented to an outstanding faculty member from each participating higher education institution in the state.  Award recipients are nominated by faculty peers and a recommending committee composed of past recipients forwards their recommendation to the college president for submission.

With more than 35 academic programs, State Technical College of Missouri is Missouri’s only public two-year technical college with a statewide mission to prepare students for profitable employment and a life of learning.  

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