Gordon Award of Distinction Winners

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.

2003

Dr. Barbara Crittenden
Southwestern Community College
Iowa

Dr. Dennis Michaelis
McLennan Community College
Texas

Dr. Donnie Nero
Connors State College
Oklahoma

Dr. Frances White
Skyline College
California

Dr. Glen Gabert
Hudson County Community College
New Jersey

Jack Holmes
Holmes Community College
Mississippi

Dr. Jacqueline Vietti
Butler County Community College
Kansas

Dr. Jean Goodnow
Illinois Valley Community College
Illinois

Dr. John McGrath, Jr.
Stark State College of Technology
Ohio

Dr. Karen Rafinski
Clark State Community College
Ohio

Dr. Larry Christiansen
Mesa Community College
Arizona

Dr. Larry Devane
Redlands Community College
Oklahoma

Dr. Larry Nespoli
New Jersey Council of County College
New Jersey

Dr. Michael Davis
Pueblo Community College
Colorado

Dr. Michael Shirley
Elgin Community College
Illinois

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