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College of Education doctoral student named 2012 GMEA Educator of the Year

Yvette Dupree

Athens, Ga. – Yvette Dupree, a doctoral candidate in the University of Georgia College of Education, was one of 21 career and technical educators recently honored as Career, Technical and Agricultural Education Division award winners at the Georgia Association for Career and Technical Education’s annual conference in Atlanta.

Dupree, of Morrow, a fourth-year doctoral student majoring in workforce education, was selected as Educator of the Year for the Georgia Marketing Education Association.

As a graduate assistant, Dupree served as a co-coordinator for the 49th and 50th annual Southeastern Business and Marketing Education Conference. She also developed a strategic marketing plan and publications for the first doctor of education program at the UGA-Griffin campus.

Dupree is a 2012 graduate of Leadership Clayton sponsored by the Clayton County Chamber of Commerce. Along with several leaders from her class, she co-founded the Clayton Leaders Environmental Action Network, a nonprofit organization created as a beautification initiative for the community. She currently serves as the organization’s vice president.

In addition to her involvement with GACTE, she is a member of several civic, professional and honorary organizations, including the Junior League of Atlanta, the American Marketing Association and Omicron Tau Theta Graduate Honor Society.

Before beginning her doctoral studies, she taught marketing education at Morrow High School for three years and advised a Distributive Education Clubs of America program of more than 50 members. DECA is an international association of students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service.

An educator for more than seven years, Dupree earned a master of arts for teachers in occupational studies in 2007 and a bachelor of business administration, with a major in marketing in 2003, both from UGA. She was honored July 18 at the conference held at the Cobb Galleria Centre.

The GACTE is the second largest state affiliate of the national organization, the Association for Career and Technical Education. Georgia’s 2,700 members represent high school, technical college, and university faculty and administrators who are associated with career, technical and agricultural education.