Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha (ATA) chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society inducted its new members during a formal ceremony Oct. 5 on MCC’s Sidney campus.
To earn an invitation for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours at MCC.
“We are very excited to welcome so many new members into Phi Theta Kappa. It’s not easy to balance school, family and work, but these individuals demonstrate how hard work and dedication can pay off,” said ATA Co-advisor Jessica Snyder.
New members include Manda Connour, Emily Johnson and Jennifer Slack of Belding; Erin Finkler and Nichole Rewa of Gowen; Jennifer Burgess, Kimberly Burns, Stephanie Rectenwal, Heather Richards and Lori Smith of Greenville; Sarin Hoogeveen, Caitlin Jones and Eryn Petersheim of Lakeview; Brent Wells of Sheridan; and Melissa Brainard and Danielle Chapin of Stanton.
The students join more than 800 ATA members inducted since the MCC chapter was chartered in 1991 and more than 1.5 million PTK members worldwide.
Along with recognizing academic excellence, ATA sponsors and supports many projects at MCC.
“Alpha Tau Alpha has traditionally been a high energy group, planning and implementing activities that benefit both the college and community,” said Co-advisor Amber Jaramillo. “They set very high goals for the chapter and do a wonderful job in reaching their objectives.”