Nineteen College Presidents Receive Shirley B. Gordon Awards

Nineteen college presidents/campus CEOs received 2017 Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction at PTK Catalyst 2017, Phi Theta Kappa's annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee, April 6-8.

College presidents and campus CEOs are selected for this award 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. 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, 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 2017 are:

Dr. Steve Bishop
Southwest Mississippi Community College
Summit, Mississippi

Jill Board
Cerro Coso Community College
Ridgecrest, California

Dr. Chris Bustamante
Rio Salado College
Tempe, Arizona

Dr. Kay Eggleston
Richland College
Dallas, Texas

Dr. Bert Glandon
College of Western Idaho
Nampa, Idaho

Dr. Jeff Hale
Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Miami, Oklahoma

Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis
Community College of Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Elva LeBlanc
Tarrant County College
Fort Worth, Texas

Dr. Susan May
Fox Valley Technical College
Grand Chute, Wisconsin

Dr. Johnette McKown
McLennan Community College
Waco, Texas

Dr. Robin Myers
Arkansas State University – Mountain Home
Mountain Home, Arkansas

Charlene Newkirk, JD
Community College of Allegheny County
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

David Reist
Highland Community College
Highland, Kansas

Dr. Richard Rhodes
Austin Community College
Austin, Texas

Dr. Joe Schaffer
Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, Wyoming

Dr. Michael Schoop
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Kaye Walter
Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey

Dr. Charlotte Warren
Lincoln Land Community College
Springfield, Illinois

Dr. Linda Young
Wallace Community College
Dothan, Alabama

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