29 April Twenty-three College Presidents Receive Shirley B. Gordon Awards Tweet April 29, 2015 Events & Awards, Press Room Events Awards, Press Room 0 San Antonio, Texas - Twenty-three college presidents/campus CEOs received 2015 Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction at NerdNation, Phi Theta Kappa's 97th Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 16-18.College presidents and campus CEOs are selected for this award on the basis of outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa. The award is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa's longest-serving Board of Directors Chair and President Emeritus of Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. Gordon was named Phi Theta Kappa's Most Distinguished College President in 1984.Nominees should have served as president at least five years at the current institution as of December 4, 2014, and must attend the Phi Theta Kappa annual convention to receive the award. The recipients of the Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction for 2015 are:Dr. Walter BartlettPiedmont Community CollegeRoxboro, North CarolinaKevin BosticIvy Tech Community CollegeLogansport, IndianaDr. Duane DunnSeward County Community CollegeLiberal, KansasDr. John ErwinIllinois Central CollegeEast Peoria, IllinoisRobert FerrentinoMontcalm Community CollegeSidney, MichiganDr. Matthew GotschallCentral Community CollegeColumbus, NebraskaPamella GuthrieIvy Tech Community CollegeWabash, IndianaSandy HandfieldEastern Florida State CollegeMelbourne, FloridaDr. C. Michele HaneyRed Rocks Community CollegeLakewood, ColoradoJames JacobsMacomb Community CollegeWarren, MichiganDr. Brad JohnsonNortheast Texas Community CollegeMount Pleasant, TexasDr. Anne KressMonroe Community CollegeRochester, New YorkDr. Michael LanserLakeshore Technical CollegeCleveland, WisconsinDr. Alice V. LetteneyUniversity of New Mexico-Valencia CampusLos Lunas, New MexicoDr. Gail MellowLaGuardia Community CollegeLong Island City, New YorkDr. Geraldine PerriCitrus CollegeGlendora, CaliforniaDr. Larry PhillipsAngelina CollegeLufkin, TexasDr. Herbert RiedelLurleen B. Wallace Community CollegeAndalusia, AlabamaDr. Karen StoutMontgomery County Community CollegeBlue Bell, PennsylvaniaDr. Linda Thomas-GloverEastern Shore Community CollegeMelfa, VirginiaDarlene Wedler-JohnsonState College of FloridaVenice, FloridaDr. Lori WeyersNorthcentral Technical CollegeWausau, WisconsinDr. Laurel WilliamsonSan Jacinto CollegePasadena, TexasPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,285 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the British Virgin Islands, the United Arab Emirates and U.S. territorial possessions. More than 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 134,000 students inducted annually. Comments are closed.