Braden Becknell, CBC Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Education, was recently awarded a spot on the 2021 Corpus Christi Under 40 (CCU40) list. Nominated by Dean Jarod Bleibdrey, Becknell was one of 30 honorees to be recognized.
Becknell has been the Director of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Coastal Bend College for one year. Previously she was the Communication Specialist in the CBC Marketing Department, where she won 17 awards for her marketing efforts and presented at the Texas Association of Community College Marketers Conference.
Becknell states, “I see one of my main goals, professionally and personally, is to serve others. Whether that be helping guide students towards financial resources to help pay for their courses, creating new partnerships, or adding additional CE programs to help community members get the industry-credentials they need to advance in their current workplace or change fields.”
Each year individuals are awarded CCU40 recognition through a nomination and scoring process. Created in 2006 by Rosaura Bailey and Elisa Fogle, CCU40 honors the accomplishments of men and women under 40 years of age who have made significant contributions in their professional fields as well as through service in the community. This year’s award ceremony took place at the Texas State Aquarium in the Citgo Skyline Venue on June 17, 2021.