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Riedel receives PTK award

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently presented the highest recognition to LBW Community College President Dr. Herb Riedel, right. Presenting the award of distinction was Dr. Jo Marshall, president of Somerset Community College in Kentucky and PTK advisor for more than 30 years. (Courtesy Photo)

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society recently presented the highest recognition to LBW Community College President Dr. Herb Riedel, right. Presenting the award of distinction was Dr. Jo Marshall, president of Somerset Community College in Kentucky and PTK advisor for more than 30 years. (Courtesy Photo)

LBW Community College President Dr. Herb Riedel is one of 23 college presidents and campus CEOs to receive the highest recognition of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK) at the recent convention held in San Antonio, Texas.

Riedel received the 2015 Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction at NerdNation, PTK’s 97th annual convention during mid-April in recognition of his outstanding efforts promoting the goals of PTK.

“This award means a lot to me and is especially meaningful because I was nominated by my students,” said Riedel. “Phi Theta Kappa has done a lot for our students by developing academics, leadership, and service. I encourage all who qualify to join and be active in their chapter.”

Riedel was nominated by PTK’s Alpha Beta Eta Chapter Officers Emily Alverson and Caleb Petty, both of Brantley, Katie Lowery of Kinston, and A.J. Sanford of McKenzie.

The award is presented annually on a national level to college presidents and campus CEOs and is named for the late Dr. Shirley B. Gordon, PTK’s longest-serving board of directors chair and named PTK’s Most Distinguished College President in 1984.