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PVCC President Receives National Award of Distinction

Charlottesville, Va. – Piedmont Virginia Community College President Frank Friedman has received a 2014 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction by Phi Theta Kappa, the leading international honor society for two-year colleges.

Friedman and the 13 other award recipients were recognized last week at Phi Theta Kappa's 96th Annual Convention in Orlando. Recipients of the award were selected for their outstanding efforts to promote the goals of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). Throughout his 15-year tenure as PVCC’s president, Friedman has actively encouraged and promoted scholarship, leadership and service among PVCC students – the core goals of PTK.

The award is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, PTK’s longest-serving Board of Directors Chair and President Emeritus of Highline Community College in Des Moines, Wash.