Record Number of Students Inducted Into National Honor Society

web-ptk2015-5Ninety-two students who have exemplified academic excellence, leadership, fellowship, and service were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Middlesex Community College during a ceremony held on April 17, making this the largest number of students the Middlesex chapter has inducted in its 20 year history. This international honor society represents scholastic success and academic success at two-year colleges.

Since its inception, the chapter has been an active part of the Middletown campus. Members have participated in campus-wide student-sponsored events such as distributing food baskets and gifts to area families, registering voters, assisting at blood drives, and serving as ushers and greeters at formal functions on campus. This year, members held fundraisers to provide two $500 scholarships for qualified Phi Theta Kappa students. The members also collected food and books that were distributed to Amazing Grace Food Pantry and local children’s organizations.

“Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society serving two- year colleges around the world,” said Professor Patty Raymond. “These extraordinary students have fulfilled all requirements for membership and have been selected because they have chosen scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship as their hallmarks.”

The ceremony was organized and conducted by chapter co-advisors, Dr. Lin Lin, associate professor and program coordinator of Engineering Science and Computer Engineering Technology, and Patty Raymond, professor of business administration and marketing. Lawrence Herrera, president of MxCC’s Beta Gamma Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Dr. Anna Wasescha, MxCC President, Dr. Steve Minkler, the Academic Dean of MxCC, and Mary Anne Cox, chairperson of the MxCC Foundation, made remarks during the induction event.

Inductees were (listed here with hometowns):

 

MohamedAhmedMeriden
LailaAlhalabiMiddletown
MeghanAmblerCromwell
DonnaArescoMiddletown
ZacharyAugensteinMiddlefield
CoreyAustinNewtown
KathleenBarryRocky Hill
RaymondBelangerWallingford
ElissaBrennerWallingford
ChristinaCerilloBranford
KathrynCharetteWallingford
KelseyChristensenDeep River
KristaCianfaglioneMiddletown
MatthewCicconeWallingford
BethCoitroneMeriden
JosephDiNataleEast Haven
ElenaDoshchitsynaWaterbury
CorieDoyleQuaker Hill
BrunoEireGuilford
ChristopherEnnisMiddletown
RichardFernandesOld Saybrook
JordanFrancoSouthington
SusanFraserOld Lyme
SabrinaGarcia NunezMeriden
LaToyaGarofaloMiddletown
ZacharyGirouxEast Haddam
ChristopherGoralskiMiddletown
JessicaGroteDeep River
LaurenGroverMeriden
CassandraGuidettiPlantsville
HeatherHamiltonEast Hampton
MeredithHammWestbrook
CatherineHamptonCromwell
SarahHanfordHaddam
ElisabethHiersMiddletown
MusammadHossainMiddletown
MaryHunnicuttBranford
KathrynInferreraMiddletown
DebraJarzabekMiddletown
ShannonJorgensenOld Saybrook
AmandaKnightMiddletown
GiovannaLakomyRockfall
ShanikiaLaneHartford
Carli AnneLanouEast Hampton
NicoleLastauskasNew Britain
PatriciaLavigneWethersfield
Maria de JesusLeonMeriden
LynetteLindnerCheshire
ErikaLongdenMeriden
RamonMaldonadoRocky Hill
EislerMartinezMeriden
HunterMartinsBranford
JaimeMatosMiddletown
KatelynnMaxwellChester
BrennaMcKinnonMarlborough
BethanyMeyerHaddam
RoccoMorganNorthford
JonathanMurchisonMeriden
LinseyOchenkowskiNorthford
AngeliqueOrtizMiddletown
JoyPapeMeriden
JodiePastoreNewington
CaitlynPaterekMeriden
RosemaryPicarelliMeriden
BrendanPlakeMiddletown
AndrewPostMiddletown
MichaelPrimoHigganum
JonPulaskiClinton
MikaylaRaccioMeriden
JacquelineRichoWallingford
JoshuaRiveraMoodus
RebekahRoyMiddletown
SethSadoianNew Britain
LisaSandersMiddletown
KarlaSantosGroton
MathewSienaMiddletown
NicholasSinopoliMeriden
GeorgeSmithRocky Hill
KazuhaSteeleMiddletown
KimberlyStruthersRocky Hill
ChelseaSuttonMiddletown
IsabelSuttonLyme
JeffreySwatkinsGuilford
BrennaThommenGuilford
AbigailTironeMoodus
AlainTshipambaMiddletown
CearaWettemannKillingworth
AmyWhiteGuilford
BarbaraWilsonChester
AdamWolakLebanon
ChunYungDeep River
StephenZundaMeriden

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College (mxcc.edu) is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by “The Chronicle of Higher Education,” offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 38-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, the shoreline, and online.