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Published on September 5th, 2018 | by editor


Congratulations to Marc Schulman, ACTE Champion

We are thrilled to share with you that Marc Schulman, the President of Eli’s Cheesecake Company and a long-standing community partner and friend of Wright College, has been named the ACTE Champion for CTE. The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and its Board of Directors announced his recognition on September 4, 2018.

The ACTE Champion for CTE award winners stand out for their dedication to furthering career and technical education (CTE). These groups and individuals exemplify the qualities of true leadership from the business, industry and education communities. We are proud of Mr. Schulman’s accomplishments and his contributions to CTE.

Over the past 20 years, Marc Schulman has been a tireless advocate for CTE at the local, state and national levels. He has also worked to create partnerships between CHSAS and Wright College, and the College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. For the past fifteen years, Eli’s Cheesecake has co-sponsored a summer entrepreneurship program with Wright for CHSAS students.

Mr. Schulman’s initiatives allow students to participate in entrepreneurial experiences at Eli’s and beyond. He provides support for industry professionals to engage with students and help them develop career plans. In addition, he regularly reaches out to local media to promote the positive aspects of CTE.

Mr. Schulman will be recognized alongside other national ACTE award winners on November 28, 2018, at the annual ACTE Awards Banquet during ACTE’s CareerTech VISION 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. VISION is ACTE’s signature event, with more than 4,000 CTE professionals from across the country in attendance. For more information on the Excellence Awards and the Awards Banquet, visit http://www.acteonline.org/awards.

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