Phi Theta Kappa – Beta Gamma Xi Chapter

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PTK Induction Ceremony 2023
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PTK Induction 2023

PTK Induction Ceremony 2022

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PTK Induction Ceremony 2020

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 25th Annual Induction Ceremony

PTK Induction Ceremony 2019

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PTK Induction Ceremony 2019

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest international honors society for two-year colleges. It prides itself on fellowship, leadership, service, and scholarship.

The mission of PTK is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

Beta Gamma Xi at Middlesex Community College has received Five-Star Chapter status.

PTK MEMBERSHIP AND MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY

Eligible students receive invitations twice a year: once in the fall semester and once in the spring semester.
12 credits/3.5 GPA

PTK Induction Ceremony

Qualifying students who opt to join PTK may participate in the induction ceremony in the spring semester.

Points of Pride

Five-Star Status

Regional PTK awards for college projects, Honors in Action projects, officer team, officers, and advisor.

Regional and National Representation

Scholarship Recipients

John Guillamon

PTK Student Earns Leaders of Promise Scholar Award

John Guillamon of Deep River has received the Leaders of Promise Scholarship, sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. The award recognizes Phi Theta Kappa members who are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential. John plans to use the $1,000 scholarship to support his studies in electrical engineering.

 

Volunteerism and Fundraising

  • All-Connecticut Academic Team 2019
  • All-Connecticut Academic Team 2019
  • All-Connecticut Academic Team 2019
  • All-Connecticut Academic Team 2019
  • All-Connecticut Academic Team 2019
  • All-Connecticut Academic Team 2019

Congratulations to PTK members York Clement and Jacob Murphy who were recognized as part of the All-Connecticut Academic Team for their academic achievement, scholarship, and leadership. They received medallions that can be worn at graduation along with certificates, including one signed by Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz.

  • PTK induction 2023PTK induction ceremony April 14, 2023.

  • PTK All-stateAll-CT Academic Team Award Ceremony held at CCSU on April 28, 2023.

  • All-CT PTKAll-CT Academic Team Award Ceremony held at CCSU on April 28, 2023.

  • Dr. Lin Lin

    In April, Dr. Lin Lin received the PTK 2023 Distinguished Advisor Award at the PTK Catalyst Conference in Ohio. 

  • Merlini and Quituisaca

    Most Distinguished Chapter Officers:
    First place–Chapter President Olivia Merlini
    Second place–Chapter Vice President Katherine Quituisaca

  • PTK honors in action

    First place for Honors in Action project overall.

  • PTK awards

    New England Region awards and trophies, 2023.

  • Will Mason, Olivia Merlini, Dr. Lin Lin, Landi HouWill Mason, Olivia Merlini, Dr. Lin Lin, Landi Hou at the PTK New England Region Conference on Saturday, March 25, 2023. 
  • awards on tableAwards received at the PTK New England Region Conference on March 25, 2023

  • PTK Advisor Lin and PTK member Jacob Goodman pose at conference

    Professor and PTK Advisor Lin and PTK member Jacob Goodman attended the PTK National Catalyst Convention in Denver (April 7–11, 2022).

    Beta Gamma Xi was recognized as a top 100 chapter in the nation.

    Isabella Merlini was recognized as most distinguished officer (national).

  • Over 100 attended the PTK Beta Gamma Xi chapter-hosted New England Regional PTK conference for students and advisors on Oct. 25 and 26.

  • Over 100 attended the PTK Beta Gamma Xi chapter-hosted New England Regional PTK conference for students and advisors on Oct. 25 and 26. International PTK President James Elliot spoke.

  • Over 100 attended the PTK Beta Gamma Xi chapter-hosted New England Regional PTK conference for students and advisors on Oct. 25 and 26. Billy Blanks Jr. provided motivational presentation.

  • Over 100 attended the PTK Beta Gamma Xi chapter-hosted New England Regional PTK conference for students and advisors on Oct. 25 and 26. MxCC CEO Steven Minkler welcomed attendees.

  • PTK Expressive Painting Activity

    PTK Expressive Painting Activity

  • PTK 2019 Group

    PTK members at Commencement 2019

  • Induction Ceremony March 2019

    Induction Ceremony March 2019

  • Induction Ceremony April 2018

    Induction Ceremony April 2018

  • Alan Marshall, Induction Ceremony 2018

    Alan Marshall, Induction Ceremony 2018

  • May 2018 PTK Graduation Speaker Brittney Cotrona

    PTK Graduation Speaker Brittney Cotrona at Commencement 2018

  • Messanvi Amenounve, National PTK Convention, Spring 2017

    Messanvi Amenounve, National PTK Convention, Spring 2017

  • New England Regional Conference March 2019

    New England Regional Conference March 2019

  • New England Regional Conference March 2019

    New England Regional Conference March 2019

  • New England Regional Conference March 2019

    New England Regional Conference March 2019

  • New England Regional Conference March 2019

    New England Regional Conference March 2019

  • New England Regional Conference March 2019

    New England Regional Conference March 2019

  • New England Regional Conference March 2019

    New England Regional Conference March 2019

  • PTK Graduates 2018

  • PTK group
  • PTK awards on table
  • PTK group
  • PTK group
  • MxCC Graduation Spring 2017

    MxCC Graduation Spring 2017

  • Honors in Action Fall 2017 Courageous Conversation

    Honors in Action Fall 2017 Courageous Conversation

  • Honors in Action Conference Oct. 2018 MA

    Honors in Action Conference Oct. 2018 MA

  • Honors in Action Conference Oct. 2018 with speaker

    Honors in Action Conference Oct. 2018 with speaker

PTK Awards

2023

  • Distinguished Chapter Advisor (National): Dr. Lin Lin
  • Top 100 Chapter (National)
  • Distinguished Chapter (National)
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project (National)
  • College Project (Second Place in New England)
  • Five Star Chapter
  • Honors in Action Project (First Place for theme in New England: Architecture and Design of Play)
  • Honors in Action Project (First Place overall in New England)
  • Most Distinguished Chapter in New England
  • Most Distinguished Chapter Advisor, Dr. Lin Lin (New England)
  • Most Distinguished Chapter Officer (Olivia Merlini, First Place in New England)
  • Most Distinguished Chapter Officer (Katherine Tocto Quituisaca, Second Place in New England)
  • REACH Reward Chapter

2022

  • Most Distinguished Officer Award (Regional and National): Isabella Merlini
  • Honors in Action Distinguished Theme Award: Perceptions of Progress (Second Place in New England)
  • Honors in Action Distinguished Project Award (Second Place in New England)
  • Most Distinguished Chapter Award (First Place in New England)
  • Top 100 Chapters Nationally
  • Five-Star Chapter
  • REACH Reward Chapter

2021

  • Honors in Action Expressions of Truth theme
  • Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award
  • Five Star Chapter
  • REACH Reward Chapter

2020

  • Most Distinguished Chapter Member (First Place), Regional and National
  • Honors in Action Distinguished Theme Award (Second Place) (Theme 8: World of Work)
  • Five Star Chapter
  • REACH Reward Chapter
  • New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar (Abigail Ingalls)
  • All-CT Academic Team (Joshua Budney, John Guillamon, Abigail Ingalls)

2019

  • Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award (first place)
  • Five Star Chapter
  • Five Star Chapter Advisor Plan Recognition
  • REACH Reward Chapter
  • Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar (John Guillamon)
  • All-CT Academic Team (York Clement, Jacob Murphy)

2018

  • Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award (First Place)
  • Most Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award (Second Finalist)
  • Most Distinguished Chapter Award (Second Finalist)
  • Honors in Action Distinguished Theme Award  (Theme 4: Peace and War)
  • Five Star Chapter
  • PTK Cengage Unlimited Subscription Award (Brittney Cotrona)
  • All-CT Academic Team (Brittney Cotrona, Alan Marshall)

2017

  • Distinguished Officer Team (Second Finalist)
  • Most Distinguished Officer Team (Second Runner-up)
  • Honors in Action Distinguished Theme Award
  • Five Star Chapter
  • All-CT Academic Team (Messanvi Amenounve, Susan Girouard)

2016

  • New England Region Horizon Award
  • Honors in Action Distinguished Theme Award
  • Connecticut C4 Participation Recognition
  • Five Star Chapter
  • All-CT Academic Team ( Michael Stielau and Ceara Wettemann)

Co-Advisors

Dr. Lin Lin

Professor & Program Coordinator of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, MIS, and CIT 
Phone: 860-343-5763
Email: llin@mxcc.edu Indicates Email address
Office Location: Wheaton 313
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Landi Hou

Computer Support Specialist
Phone: 860-343-5771
Email: lhou@mxcc.edu Indicates Email address
Office Location: Wheaton 313

Dr. Donna Bontatibus

Professor, English
Phone: 860-343-5802
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Office Location: Snow 520
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