According to Boyd King, his roots run deep at the Oklahoma State University — Institute of Technology in Okmulgee, Okla., where he works as an instructor. “I’m the third brother that’s graduated from this program,” he said. “The oldest graduated in 1983, the middle brother graduated in 1986, and I graduated in 1996.”
Because of his family’s roots, as well as the work experience that helped him return to OSU-IT, King is a great fit with both the school and his students. According to former student Joe Bates, “Mr. King lives and breathes HVACR. He really knows how to connect with students, and he will do anything he can to help a student.” And that helps to explain why The NEWS is honoring King as runner-up in the 2011 Best Instructor Contest.