Jackson, MS – Twenty-five college administrators will be honored with 2014 Distinguished College Administrator Awards, presented by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society during Nerd Nation, the Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida, April 24-26.
The Distinguished College Administrator Award is given to college vice presidents, deans or leaders other than college presidents/CEOs serving in an administrative capacity who have demonstrated a strong level of support for Phi Theta Kappa during their tenure.
Nominees should have served in their position for at least five years as of December 4, 2013. Among the 2014 recipients, the average length of service is more than 14 years.
The 2014 Distinguished College Administrator Award recipients are:
Dr. Juline Albert, Vice President of Learning, Western Iowa Tech Community College, Iowa
Mr. Bob Bade, Dean of Student Development and Enrollment Management, Pasco-Hernando State College, Florida
Dr. Kathryn Barbour, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Chesapeake College, Maryland
Ms. Janice Bonanno, Associate Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students, Bunker Hill Community College, Massachusetts
Dr. Timothy D. Brown, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Trident Technical College, South Carolina
Dr. Cecil Burt, Vice President of Forrest County Operations, Pearl River Community College, Mississippi
Dr. Foster Chason, Vice President for Student Affairs, Walters State Community College, Tennessee
Mr. Michael Dossett, Vice President, Piedmont Community College, North Carolina
Ms. Tina Gross, Executive Director, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana
Dr. Laura Gruntmeir, Division Director – Liberal Studies, Management Sciences, Agriculture and Honors, Redlands Community College, Oklahoma
Dr. Theresa Hamilton, Vice President, Hinds Community College, Mississippi
Dr. Terry Hockenbrough, Director – Center for Scholarly and Civic Engagement, Collin College, Texas
Dr. Michael Jenkins, Vice President of Student Development, Kilgore College, Texas
Mr. Michael Jordan, Vice President of Student Services, Edgecombe Community College, North Carolina
Ms. Carolyn Kuykendall, Director, Honors Program, Mt. San Antonio College, California
Ms. Deborah Lea, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Delgado Community College, Louisiana
Dr. Ingrid Lee, Dean – Arts & Science, Coconino Community College, Arizona
Dr. Mary Leland, Director, SCC Foundation, Sacramento City College, California
Dr. Phil Linfante, Executive Dean, Essex County College, New Jersey
Dr. James Mabry, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Mesa Community College, Arizona
Dr. Lindy McCain, Vice President of Research & Development & Assistant to the President, Holmes Community College, Mississippi
Mr. Nestor Melendez, Dean of Student Life, Bergen Community College, New Jersey
Mr. Adrian Rodriguez, Vice President for Student Development, Tarrant County College, Texas
Mr. Ron Serpliss, Dean of the College, Clinton Community College, Iowa
Mr. William Whitman, Director of Facilities, Mid Michigan Community College, Michigan
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, 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. Nearly 3 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 131,000 students inducted annually.