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18 College Presidents to Receive Shirley B. Gordon Award

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize 18 community college presidents with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2019, the Society’s annual convention, April 4-6 in Orlando, Florida.

These awards are given to college presidents who have shown strong support of student success on their campus by recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students at their colleges. Recipients are nominated by students on their campus and are only eligible to receive the award once over the course of their career.

The Shirley B. Gordon Award is Phi Theta Kappa’s most prestigious award for community college presidents and is named in honor of the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa’s longest-serving Board of Directors Chair and a founder and long-time president of Highline Community College in Washington. The 2019 recipients are:

Dr. Pam Anglin
Paris Junior College
Texas

Dr. John Cox
Cape Cod Community College
Massachusetts

Dr. Jack Daniels III
Madison Area Technical College
Wisconsin

Dr. John Downey
Blue Ridge Community College
Virginia

Dr. Algie Gatewood
Alamance Community College
North Carolina

Dr. Zachary Hodges
Houston Community College Northwest
Texas

Dr. Todd Holcomb
Western Nebraska Community College
Nebraska

Dr. Evelyn Jorgenson
NorthWest Arkansas Community College
Arkansas

Dr. Vicki Karolewics
Wallace State Community College
Alabama

Dr. Frederick Keating
Rowan College at Gloucester County
New Jersey

Dr. Joel Kinnamon
College of the Desert
California

Dr. Dan Kinney
Iowa Western Community College
Iowa

Dr. Ronald Kraft
Napa Valley College
California

Dr. Shari Olson
South Mountain Community College
Arizona

Dr. Bill Path
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Oklahoma

Dr. William Serrata
El Paso Community College
Texas

Dr. Billy Stewart
East Central Community College
Mississippi

Dr. Christopher Whaley
Roane State Community College
Tennessee



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