2018 May 24 - 04:20 pm

Honors & Awards

A Summary Listing of Honors and Awards at Colleges Around the Nation

Centro College (Texas), is being honored by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) with the Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2018, the Society’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, April 19-21. These awards honor college presidents who have demonstrated outstanding effort toward promoting the goals of PTK. The award is named in honor of the late Shirley B. Gordon, longtime chair of the PTK Board of Directors and president emeritus of Highline College in Washington. Thirty four other college presidents nationwide are also being honored.


Rowan College at Burlington County (N.J.) student Lauren Tomei earned the Woman of the Year award at the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women’s National Girls and Women in Sports Day awards luncheon at Seton Hall University. The association presents the Woman of the Year award to one outstanding athlete from each college and university in the state. This award is based upon athletic excellence, academic success and community service. Tomei an RCBC Lady Baron soccer player, grew up in Chesterfield, New Jersey, where she could always be found at the local park playing soccer or running the track. A two-year starter and 2017 team captain for the Barons, Tomei received Academic All- Region XIX Team, RCBC Scholar-Athlete Award, RCBC All-Academic Team, First Team All-Region XIX, as well as, RCBC Women’s Soccer Coaches Award honors. Tomei hopes to achieve a degree in Health and Exercise Science, with plans to go to graduate school and become an athletic trainer. She hopes to motivate and provide proper direction for student-athletes to better themselves on and off the playing field.

Bay Area corporations are encouraged to get in the Olympic spirit and support the Las Positas College (California) Foundation by participating in the 2018 Bay Area Corporate Games. In an announcement made earlier this month, the LPC Foundation has been selected as one of two partnering recipients of this year's competition. The games, in partnership with Visit Tri-Valley and designed to give everyday athletes an Olympic experience by providing an opportunity to live a healthy lifestyle, will be held March 15-18 at multiple venues in the Tri- Valley. Corporate teams can participate in competitions ranging from basketball and volleyball, to a 5K run and cycling. LPC will host the badminton and table tennis contests, in addition to the Registration & Health Expo and the Opening Ceremonies. The games will consist of 14 sporting events held at locations across the East Bay over the four days of competition.

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