HCC President Altieri receives award

(May 5, 2008)- Guy Altieri, president of Hagerstown Community College, recently received the 2008 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction from Phi Theta Kappa, international honor society of the two-year college.
“Members of HCC’s local chapter of PTK nominated Dr. Altieri for this impressive award because of the dedication he displays toward student development,” said Jennifer Eckenrode, PTK co-advisor. “He knows that building the leaders of tomorrow requires being involved in our local community and campus community. He provides direction and support, by example.”
Altieri is one of 23 college presidents to receive this award in 2008. Recipients have provided extensive support and a variety of resources for their colleges’ Phi Theta Kappa chapters, including faculty advisor release time, a line-item budget for the chapter, financial support for chapters to participate in regional and international events, and scholarships for Phi Theta Kappa members.
This award of distinction is named after Shirley B. Gordon who serves as vice chair of the Phi Theta Kappa board of directors. She is president emeritus of Highline Community College in Washington.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, MS, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,250 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States, Canada, Germany, the Republic of Palau, 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 two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually.