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Twenty-one College Presidents Receive Shirley B. Gordon Awards

National Harbor, Maryland - Twenty-one college presidents/campus CEOs received 2016 Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction at Phi Theta Kappa's annual convention in National Harbor, Maryland, April 7-9.

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 9, 2015, demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure, and must attend the Phi Theta Kappa annual convention to receive the award.

The recipients of the Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction for 2016 are:

Dr. Cynthia Bambara
Allegany College of Maryland
Maryland

Dr. Lance Bolton    
Pikes Peak Community College
Colorado

Dr. Jean Conway    
Eastfield College
Texas

Dr. Doug Darling    
Lake Region State College
North Dakota

Dr. Rassoul Dastmozd    
Saint Paul College
Minnesota

Dr. Diana Doyle    
Arapahoe Community College
Colorado

Dr. Patricia Erjavec
Pueblo Community College
Colorado

Dr. Jim Henningsen    
College of Central Florida
Florida

Dr. Brian Inbody    
Neosho County Community College
Kansas

Dr. Brenda Jones    
San Jacinto College
Texas

Dr. G. Dennis Massey    
Pitt Community College
North Carolina

Dr. Jeremy McMillen
Grayson College
Texas

Mr. James Rizzuto    
Otero Junior College
Colorado

Dr. Steven Rose    
Passaic County Community College
New Jersey

Dr. Joe Seabrooks    
Metropolitan Community College
Missouri

Dr. Christa Slejko    
North Lake College
Texas

Dr. Janet Smith    
Columbia State Community College
Tennessee

Dr. Reginald Sykes    
Alabama Southern Community College
Alabama

Dr. J. Michael Thomson
Cuyahoga Community College-Eastern Campus
Ohio

Dr. Frank Toda    
Columbia Gorge Community College
Oregon

Dr. Karen Vickers
Clinton Community College
Iowa

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.
    


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