Top Educator in the Nation Award Recipient

Instructor of Industrial Technology Anthony Blakeney has been honored with the WEMCO Excellence Award as the top educator in the country. He was nominated for this honor by his peers.

Anthony Blakeney
Anthony Blakeney

“For over two decades, Anthony has dedicated himself to teaching our students about welding technology. He has single handedly developed the welding program into one that is not just regionally recognized, but also nationally recognized,” said College of Science and Technology Dean Daniel McCarthy. “He is more than deserving of this prestigious award, and we are proud to have him as a member of our faculty at Southeastern.”

WEMCO created the annual Excellence in Welding Awards to recognize individuals and organizations that are instrumental in raising the image of welding, strengthening the industry, and have shown exemplary dedication to promoting the image of welding in their communities.

“I am humbled to be recognized by my colleagues within the American Welding Society and by the American industrial sector,” Blakeney said. “My passion for my students has always driven what I do.”

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