12 April Twenty-one College Presidents Receive Shirley B. Gordon Awards Tweet April 12, 2016 Events & Awards, Press Room Hallmark Awards, NerdNation 0 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. Comments are closed.