Hocking College President Dr. Betty Young recently became one of 35 college presidents who received Phi Theta Kappa’s Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. The awards were presented at the annual Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Catalyst 2018 convention held in Kansas City, Missouri on April 19-21.
Named after longtime PTK Board of Directors chair, the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, these awards recognize those presidents and CEOs of two-year colleges who have promoted and sustained the goals of PTK during their respective tenures. These goals include supporting their college’s PTK chapter, encouraging students to develop their leadership skills, and acknowledging their academic achievements.
Hocking College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is entitled Alpha Mu Delta and its advisor is Danita Reynolds.
In addition, to be considered for this one-time-only honor, potential nominees are required to have held their current position for at least five years.
Founded on November 19, 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society is the world’s largest organization specifically devoted to recognizing the achievements of honor students at two-year institutions. Currently PTK also has approximately 1,300 chapters and 3.5 million members in nine different nations.