CRANFORD – Union County College’s President Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin was one of 35 college presidents from throughout the nation to receive a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction during PTK Catalyst 2018, the Society’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, held from April 19-21.

                The award honors 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, longtime chair of the PTK Board of Directors and president emeritus of Highline College in Washington.

          Phi Theta Kappa is the premiere 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. Union has an active PTK chapter with 321 members. In order to qualify for membership, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and have completed 12 credits.

                “We are incredibly proud of Dr. McMenamin for being acknowledged on a national level. She is a champion not only of the College as a whole but undoubtedly of PTK and the wonderful students in this organization who display such graceful leadership and service to the school and community,” stated Union County College Board of Trustees Chair Victor M. Richel.