On Friday, March 21, 2014, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society inducted 47 new members into the Alpha Omicron Omicron Chapter at Mid Michigan Community College. To join the honor society, students must have a 3.5 Grade Point Average or higher and have completed at least 12 credit hours at MMCC.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society encourages the academic achievements of two-year college students and provides opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2 million members and 1,275 chapters throughout the world.
Chartered on April 18, 1989, MMCC’s chapter has a longstanding tradition of excellence. For the past five years, Alpha Omicron Omicron (AOO) has obtained the highest achievement level for a chapter—5 Star status. Through its activities, the chapter meaningfully serves the college and community. AOO is a friendly, active, community-oriented chapter.
As he addressed the new inductees, Charlie Vanconant, chapter president, noted the advantages of joining Phi Theta Kappa:
“Phi Theta Kappa programs encourage students to work closely with administrators on campus, just as they would work with higher management in the workplace. Students also engage in projects designed to encourage and develop life-long and service-oriented leaders by supporting campus and local entities. The privilege of membership is based solely on each member’s outstanding academic record, and they are granted many opportunities for growth and development.”
Front row (L-R) and (Major): Guest speaker- Lieutenant Josh Lator, Michigan State Police, Tatsiana Koelbel (Medical Assistant), Kathy Kaczor (Accounting), Billy Wallace (Nursing), Dakota Bishop (Nursing), Monika Pfannes (Education/Library Science), Sheridan Ervin (Graphic Design & Visual Arts), Sarah Kohler (General), Faith Uicker (Psychology).
Back row (L-R) and (Major): Sharayah Fike (Graphic Design), Kenneth Cunningham II (Automotive Technologies), John Campbell (General Studies), Brannon Knight (Business Administration), Bo Carrick (Chiropractic), Gabriel Bourdet (Nursing), Ese Osumili (Physical Therapy) Angie Rolfe (Early Childhood Education).
Halah Alajaj, Angela Altobello, Terrie Bergeron, Heather Burgess, Samantha Chinavare, Hillary Cossette, Cady Crofoot, Greggory Davis, Joshua Elston, Christina Gearheart, Melissa Hockridge, Tyler Hutchinson, Joseph Irelan, Emily Johnson, Lori Keyes, Angie Koppleberger, Darcy Mandoka, Brent Martin, Darian McBaine, Paige Onstott, Sarah Ouellette, Daniel Penny, Mary Perez, Alyssa Rich, Elizabeth Schaaf, Sarah Schuberg, Tyler Scott, Matthew Smith, Nathan Street, Michelle VanDerbrook, Darren Witherspoon.