13 College Presidents to Receive Shirley B. Gordon Award

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will recognize 13 college presidents with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2020, the Society’s annual convention, April 2-4 in the Greater Dallas Area in Texas.

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 2020 recipients are:

Dr. Cristal Albrecht
Alvin Community College
Texas

Dr. Jo Alice Blondin
Clark State Community College
Ohio

Dr. Warren Brown
North Seattle College
Washington

Dr. Mary Graham
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Mississippi

Dr. Donald Green
Georgia Highlands College
Georgia

Dr. James Haffey
Holmes Community College
Mississippi

Dr. Thomas LoBasso
Daytona State College
Florida

Dr. Sean Madison
Tarrant County College
Texas

Dr. Michael McDonough
Raritan Valley Community College
New Jersey

Dr. James Dale (J.D.) Rottweiler
Cochise College
Arizona

Dr. Walt Tobin
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
South Carolina

Ms. Jennie Vaughan
Ivy Tech Community College
Indiana

Dr. Gregory Williams
Odessa College
Texas

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