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MMCC students receive PTK honors

The Michigan Community College Association hosted its annual awards luncheon honoring Michigan community college honor students, including four students from Mid Michigan Community College.

PTK All-Michigan team 2016On Wednesday, March 16, 61 students from 26 Michigan community colleges were recognized for being named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team. Students are selected based on academic achievement, community service involvement and leadership accomplishment. Phi Theta Kappa’s All-State recognition programs are conducted in 32 states. All-state team members have the opportunity to be named to the All-USA Team, and may receive stipends from USA Today and Coca-Cola.

Held at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Lansing, the awards luncheon was keynoted by Professor Paul Hernandez, Chief Diversity Officer, Lansing Community College. Kari Kahler, Michigan Region Coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa, introduced the candidates and conferred the awards.

Nominees from Mid Michigan Community College were Kenneth Cunningham II (Clare), Quincy Jones (Harrison), Sarah Kohler (Harrison), and Margini Schafer (Lake).

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, headquartered in Jackson, MS, is the largest honor society in American higher education with 1,275 chapters on two-year and community college campuses in all 50 of the United States and throughout the world. More than two million students have been inducted since its founding in 1918, with approximately 100,000 students inducted annually. MMCC’s chapter is extremely active in academic and service-related activities. It consistently achieves the highest chapter status, five stars, for its contributions and involvement.

Pictured (left-right): MMCC Board of Trustees Vice Chair Betty Mussell, Margini Schafer, Kenneth Cunningham II, Sarah Kohler, and MMCC Board of Trustees President Doug Jacobson.

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