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NextGen Under 30 Organization Recognizes Kiamichi Tech’s Shane Timmons with Statewide Award

Posted Date: 10/24/2022

NextGen Under 30 Organization Recognizes Kiamichi Tech’s Shane Timmons with Statewide Award

WILBURTON, Okla. – Shane Timmons, Workforce & Economic Development Coordinator at Kiamichi Tech - Stigler, was named one of Oklahoma’s 2022 NextGen Under 30 Award Recipients.

The NextGen Under 30 Leadership and Award Recognition Program was founded in 2010 and has received more than 9,000 nominations since its inception. The mission of NextGen Under 30 is to identify and honor young adult ‘over-achievers’ in Oklahoma and encourage them to keep their talents and abilities within the state.

Timmons, a 2015 Spiro High School graduate, was awarded in the Adult & Higher Education category, making him one of two individuals representing the CareerTech system among 2022 award recipients. The pool of award recipients is generated by nominations and candidacy application. Timmons was one of 300 individuals selected from more than 1,000 qualified applicants.

“Shane has focused on building community relations in his role, while also increasing the number of classes offered, and ultimately, lives touched in the Stigler community,” said Shelley Free, Kiamichi Tech Superintendent. “He is committed to our mission of ‘Preparing People for Success.’ It is an honor to witness his growth as a leader in our organization and the state.”

The NextGen Under 30 organization recognizes and encourages the next generation of innovative, creative, and inspiring individuals who are known to push the boundaries of leadership and professionalism beyond their years. Recipients are selected from a host of selection criteria focused on professional achievement and contribution within their respective communities.

Timmons was recognized at the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 awards ceremony on October 21, in Norman.