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Honor students ask, ‘What moves you?’

MMCC’s Alpha Omicron Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society recently hosted a “What Moves You?” student engagement event. The event challenged students to consider what they are passionate about and to find outlets at the college for engaging their interests.

what_moves_youMore than 250 students attended the four-hour long event; those attendees wrote comments on a public board about how they express themselves and what they find meaningful.

During the event, the main hallway of Mt. Pleasant’s Center for Student Services was filled with activity, booths highlighting various student clubs, balloons, music, MMCC’s cheerleaders and other athletes, and even the MMCC mascot Harry the Heron.

The honor society collaborated with faculty like Lucy Andarcia, who advises the International Student Organization at MMCC. This newly-created student group set up an interactive booth, offered food samples, and played music native to the nine countries that were represented. A total of eight clubs from MMCC participated in the event.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to promote their growth through academic, service, and leadership programming. As a requirement of achieving the highest recognition status, 5-Star status, each chapter must complete an Honors in Action project. The “What Moves You” event was MMCC’s project this year, responding to the theme “quests of human expression.”

“We are encouraged to see the energy that this event provided, not just among students, but also among the MMCC faculty and staff who came to see what all the excitement was about,” remarked Joshua Pretzer, one of the event’s student organizers. “As student leaders, it is important to leave our marks, use our voices, and make a difference for MMCC and future students. It’s been incredibly important for me to get involved at Mid, and I hope that we helped connect other students to the college clubs that will encourage involvement in things that really move them.”

 

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