Cochise College president receives prestigious Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction


Cochise College President Dr. J.D. Rottweiler will be awarded Phi Theta Kappa’s (PTK) Shirley B. Gordon Award of Distinction on April 2-4 at PTK’s Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas.

The award, which is one of PTK’s most prestigious awards, honors college presidents for their outstanding support of student success on their campus. Students nominated Dr. Rottweiler for the award because “over the years, his support has been instrumental to the success of the Alpha Mu Zeta chapter and our sister chapter, Alpha Beta Zeta on the Douglas Campus,” PTK Co-Advisor Jennifer Wantz said.

“The time and support he gives mentoring students and guiding them with their research and service projects allowed us to be successful 5-star chapters in our region with award-winning advisors and projects,” Wantz added. “We were honored to present him as an honorary member of our chapter in 2019 and are very proud to nominate him for this award.”

Recipients are eligible to receive the award only once throughout their careers. Honorees have served as president for five years and actively supports academic achievement, leadership, and service among students during their tenure.

Thank you, Dr. Rottweiler, for all you do for our students. Your support makes a difference in student success.