Rowan College at Gloucester County

RCGC President To Receive Shirley B. Gordon Award Of Distinction

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
Deptford Twp.
Date: 2/7/2019

​Rowan College at Gloucester County president, Frederick Keating, Ed.D., has been selected to receive the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s (PTK) Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction. The award will be presented to Dr. Keating, along with 17 other community college presidents from across the country, during the PTK’s annual convention this April in Florida.

The Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction is presented each year to college presidents who have advocated for student success through recognizing academic achievement, leadership, and service among high-achieving students at their colleges. Recipients are nominated by the students of their institution.

“This award is particularly meaningful to me, as it is a reflection of how Rowan College at Gloucester County’s students view my commitment to their success,” remarked Dr. Keating. “Student success is the driving force behind every decision made at this institution. Every new academic program we launch, every building we erect, every partnership we enter into is an investment in our students, intended to prepare them to prosper within their chosen field and to make an impact on the world around them.”

PTK is the official community college honor society that recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides scholarships for continued studies as well as opportunities to develop such critical leadership skills as problem planning, project planning, team building, effective communication and conflict resolution.

To learn more about RCGC’s Alpha Psi Pi chapter of PTK, visit