Ninety-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):
|Carli Anne||Lanou||East Hampton|
|Maria de Jesus||Leon||Meriden|
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.