10 April Twenty-One College Presidents Receive Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction Tweet April 10, 2013 Events & Awards, Press Room Events Awards, Events Awards, Press Room 0 Jackson, MS - Twenty-one college presidents/campus CEOs received 2013 Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction at Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention in San Jose, April 4-6.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 2013 are:������������Dr. Johnny Allen, President, Northeast Mississippi Community College, MississippiDr. John Avendano, President, Kankakee Community College, Illinois���������Dr. Virginia Carson, President, South Georgia College, Georgia���������Dr. Catherine Chew, President, Craven Community College, North CarolinaMr. Andrew Dorsey, President, Front Range Community College, ColoradoDr. Tahita Fulkerson, Tarrant County College, Texas�Dr. Janice Gilliam, President, Northeast State Community College, TennesseeDr. Patricia Granados, President, Triton College, IllinoisDr. Benda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College, TexasMr. Thomas Leary, President, Luzerne County Community College, Pennsylvania����Dr. David Levinson, President, Norwalk Community College, ConnecticutDr. William Lewis, President, Pearl River Community College, MississippiMr. James Lowe, Jr., President, Bishop State Community College, AlabamaDr. Terry Murrell, President, Western Iowa Tech Community College, IowaDr. Ronnie Nettles, President, Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Mississippi��������Dr. Katherine Persson, President, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Texas �������Dr. Lee Rasch, President, Western Technical College, WisconsinDr. Mike Richards, President, College of Southern Nevada, Nevada �Dr. Barbara Risser, President, Finger Lakes Community College, New York��Dr. Gregory Smith, President, Central Community College, NebraskaDr. Marshall "Sonny" White, President, Midlands Technical College, South CarolinaPhi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., is the largest honor society in higher education with 1,285 chapters on college campuses in all 50 of the United States, plus Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, Peru, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the 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. Comments are closed.