Support Phi Theta Kappa via MxCC Foundation

Update: Thanks to your support, five student PTK members attended the national convention in April 2024! The chapter brought home several national awards. See the full story.

Help support the Middlesex Community College Foundation in its continuing effort to raise funds for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Phi Theta Kappa is committed to acknowledging and fostering academic excellence among college students. As dedicated members of the Beta Gamma Xi Chapter at CT State Middlesex, our students have demonstrated exceptional achievements, receiving recognition at both regional and national levels.

This spring, the annual PTK national convention, Catalyst 2024, will serve as a pivotal platform for these outstanding students to engage in meaningful experiences. The MxCC Foundation seeks to secure funds to cover their registration fees and travel expenses. These funds play a crucial role in ensuring that Beta Gamma Xi members are not only present at the event but can actively contribute to the initiatives of the national honor society. Your support will help pave the way for our students to continue to learn from their achievements.

Meet PTK Students

Damon HillDamon Hill

Damon Hill, a criminal justice major at Middlesex, joined Phi Theta Kappa during the Fall 2023 semester. He had the pleasure to participate in projects involving the local community.

Attending the PTK Catalyst in Orlando this spring would provide him with networking opportunities while adequately representing our local chapter.

Francesco MarottaFrancesco Marotta

Francesco lives in Durham and graduated from Coginchaug Regional High School in 2022. He is a second-year student in the Honors program, club treasurer of Phi Theta Kappa and Student Senate, and is president and founder of the Middlesex Business Club. When he transfers, he is looking to enroll as a statistics major, and after graduation he wants to work in quantitative finance.

Attending the PTK Catalyst event would present Francesco the opportunity to engage in networking on an unprecedented scale, connecting with peers and professionals from across the United States. In addition, the Catalyst program not only offers professional speakers but would offer firsthand access to cutting-edge education tailored with the essential skills and knowledge required to thrive in a professional world.

Meghan Serpis

Meghan Serpis

Meghan Serpis, CT State Middlesex sophomore, is pursuing a major in liberal arts and sciences. She is from Guilford, CT, and is the co-vice president of PTK. This fall, she plans to transfer to a university to earn a degree in psychology, with the ultimate goal of attending medical school in the future.

Attending PTK Catalyst would give Meghan a platform for personal and academic growth that aligns with her appreciation for academic enrichment. It presents an excellent opportunity for her to network with fellow like-minded students, while also receiving valuable guidance on career and transfer readiness.

Katherine Tocto

Katherine Tocto Quituisaca

Katherine resides in Meriden and graduated from Francis T. Maloney High School in 2021. She is in her last semester at Middlesex, anticipating receiving her second associate degree in business administration this May. Post-graduation, she intends to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue analytical economics, with a minor in gender studies. Katherine is the president for the Beta Gamma Xi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa and serves as the public relations officer for the Student Senate. She is also a legislative intern for the Connecticut General Assembly and works as an assistant in a tailoring shop.

Attending the Catalyst event would provide Katherine the chance to connect with like-minded individuals nationwide and to serve as a unique platform for personal and professional growth. The career development opportunities and leadership programs available at the Catalyst will play a crucial role, allowing her to refine career goals, build a robust professional network and gain insights from professionals.

Luna Bijleveld

LunaLuna Bijleveld is currently finishing a liberal arts and sciences degree at CT State Middlesex and is looking forward to pursuing a political science degree after transfer. She is passionate about social justice, literature and the arts. Outside of academic pursuits, she enjoys sports, outdoor activities, reading, art and volunteer work.

Attending the PTK Catalyst event would be an unparalleled opportunity for professional growth, connecting with like-minded individuals, and gaining invaluable insights to empower positive change within our organization. It would be a positive experience for the attendees from our chapter, would foster lasting connections, and contribute to our chapter’s development and our initiative of excellence as PTK officers.