MCC’s Honor Society Chapter to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

Phi Theta Kappa 10th Anniversary

Muskegon Community College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the chartering of its campus chapter, Beta Xi Xi, with a Nov. 16 induction ceremony and a Nov. 20 spaghetti dinner. Both events are open to the public, but tickets for the dinner must be ordered by Nov. 16.

The Chapter’s 21st New Member Induction ceremony takes place on Monday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room. Speakers include MCC alumni Amy Deater Beardsley the Register/Court Administrator for Newaygo County Probate Court, and Justin Arnold, former Jack Kent Cooke scholar and current Ph.D in Educational Leadership candidate.

A PTK Anniversary Celebration Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, at 5 p.m. in the Blue and Gold Room. This combo celebration/fundraiser includes buffet style spaghetti dinner, door prize, raffles, and fun. Proceeds will be used to send chapter leaders to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa convention in Washington, DC.

Tickets are $8 per person and must be purchased by Monday, Nov. 16. To order your tickets, contact either Cassandra Lawton at (231) 719-5879 or or Kaitlyn Averill (231) 670-6324 or

Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 2 million members and 1,200 chapters located in all 50 states, and U.S. territories. The MCC chapter offers more than 180 students co-curricular programs focused upon the Society’s Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship since established on campus in 2005. It is estimated that 200,000 students participate in Phi Theta Kappa programs each year.

To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of associate degree course work and generally earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment at MCC, and generally a 3.25 GPA.

For more information, contact Kelley Conrad, the MCC Phi Theta Kappa advisor, at (231) 777-0362.