Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Rod Risley (left) and American Association of Community Colleges President and CEO Dr. Walter G. Bumphus (right) congratulate Copiah-Lincoln Community College President Dr. Ronnie Nettles on receiving the 2013 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention in San Jose, CA. Nettles was one of 25 college presidents/campus CEOs to receive the award. Community college presidents and campus CEOs are selected for this award on the basis of outstanding efforts given toward promoting the goals of Phi Theta Kappa. The award is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, Phi Theta Kappa's longest serving Board of Directors Chair and President Emeritus of Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington. Dr. Gordon was named Phi Theta Kappa's Most Distinguished College President in 1984. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, Miss., 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. More than 2.5 million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 135,000 students inducted annually.