#InspiringExcellence – Bauer Receives National Recognition
East Central College President Dr. Jon Bauer was honored with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society in February. He was one of 35 recipients to receive the accolade nationwide.
“The Phi Theta Kappa chapter at East Central College congratulates Dr. Bauer on this honor and thanks him for the support and dedication he has given and continues to give every semester,” said ECC instructor and Phi Theta Kappa advisor Kevin Dixon.
Each year, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes college presidents who have demonstrated outstanding effort toward promoting the goals of the organization. The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, longtime chair of the PTK Board of Directors and president emeritus of Highline College.
“I am proud to support Phi Theta Kappa’s mission. They are a very important part of East Central College’s campus culture,” said Dr. Bauer. “I was actually inducted to PTK when I was a community college student, so this award is especially meaningful.”
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to 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.