13 April Administrator Hallmark Award Winners Recognized April 13, 2016By Erin Cogswell General blog, Hallmark Awards, NerdNation 0 Tweet College presidents and administrators were recognized during NerdNation 2016 as 2016 Hallmark Award recipients. NerdNation was held April 7-9 in National Harbor, Maryland. Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction Twenty-one college presidents and campus CEOs have received Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction. These awards are based on 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. Nominees have served as president at least five years at the current institution as of December 9, 2015 and demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure. See the winners. Distinguished Community College State Director Dr. Lawrence A. Nespoli has received the Distinguished Community College State Director Award. This award recognizes the contributions of heads of state community college systems who demonstrate support of Phi Theta Kappa chapters, advisors and regional organizations. Nespoli is President of the New Jersey Council of Colleges. Read more. Distinguished College Administrators Twenty-five college administrators received the 2016 Distinguished College Administrator Award. This award is given to college vice presidents, deans or directors who demonstrate a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure. See the full list of winners. Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Awards Five college presidents and campus CEOs were honored with the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award. These awards are presented to college presidents/campus CEOs at two-year institutions and state community college system directors who are retiring and have consistently provided outstanding support to Phi Theta Kappa chapters and advisors during their careers. This award is named in honor of the late Dr. Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida. See the winners. Related Posts Hallmark Award Winners Announced Read This Before You Submit Hallmark Award Entries New Regional Hallmark Awards Announced Hallmark Awards to Expand Recognition in 2017 The Key to Completing Hallmark Awards Entries? Teamwork. Hallmark Award Apps Now Live Comments are closed.