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Twenty Receive Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction

Jackson, MS - Twenty college presidents/campus CEOs� received 2012 Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction at Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention in Nashville, April 12-14.

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. Dr. Gordon was named Phi Theta Kappa's Most Distinguished College President in 1984.

The recipients of the Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction for 2012 are:

Dr. MaryLou Apple

Motlow State Community College

Lynchburg, Tennessee

Dr. Glenn Boyce

Holmes Community College

Goodman, Mississippi

Dr. Conway Jeffress

Schoolcraft College

Livonia, Michigan

Dr. Gail Carberry

Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts

Dr. David Cole

Itawamba Community College

Fulton, Mississippi

Dr. Patricia Dolly

Oakland Community College

Auburn Hills, Michigan

Dr. Myrtle Dorsey

St. Louis Community College

St. Louis, Missouri

Dr. Richard Helton

Vincennes University

Vincennes, Indiana

Dr. Hal Higdon

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri

Dr. Larry Lundblad

Central Lakes College

Brainerd, Minnesota

Dr. Gary McGaha

Atlanta Metropolitan College

Atlanta, Georgia

Dr. Judy Merritt

Jefferson State Community College

Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. James Walton

Centralia College

Centralia, Washington

Dr. Charles Mojock

Lake-Sumter Community College

Leesburg, Florida

Dr. Maureen Murphy

San Jacinto College

Houston, Texas

Dr. Shouan Pan

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona

Dr. Greg Rutherford

York Technical College

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Dr. Randall VanWagoner

Mohawk Valley

Community College

Utica, New York

Dr. John Walstrum

Clover Park Technical College

Lakewood, Washington

Dr. Peter Mora

Atlantic Cape Community College

Mays Landing, New Jersey


Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,280 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 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.



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