East Georgia State College’s President, Dr. Bob Boehmer, will be one of 35 college presidents across the nation to receive the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Catalyst 2018, the Society’s annual convention, which will be held in Kansas City, Missouri April 19-21.
The Shirley B. Gordon Awards of Distinction honor college presidents who have demonstrated outstanding effort toward promoting the goals of PTK. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, long-time chair of the PTK Board of Directors and president emeritus of Highline College in Washington. Dr. Boehmer is the only president in Georgia to be recognized with this honor this year.
“President Boehmer has provided an enormous amount of support for our chapter over the last several years,” said EGSC PTK Advisor Jessica Palumbo. “EGSC’s Beta Iota Beta chapter has welcomed more than 200 new members since 2015 and has been recognized for involvement in Phi Theta Kappa initiatives and for ‘Honors in Action’ research and service. We hope to keep growing our chapter with the continued support of Dr. Boehmer.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.