Phi Theta Kappa

Beta Xi Xi is MCC’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, 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.

PTK offers students opportunities to enhance their education, career and college path, networks, and life during and post-college through the four Hallmarks: Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship. There are opportunities for scholarships, career networking, etc. for PTK alumni as well.


Beta Xi Xi welcomes new members. To learn more about Phi Theta Kappa and its networking and scholarship opportunities, visit, or visit Michigan’s regional chapter page. To connect with past and present Beta Xi Xi members, find us on Facebook.

Membership Eligibility Requirements
Currently enrolled student
Minimum of 12 completed credits at the college level
3.5 GPA or higher to join, and maintain a 3.25 GPA while at MCC

There is a one time fee to join. If you are eligible to be a member but the fee is a hindrance, please contact one of the chapter advisors. Do not let the fee stop you from advancing your college and career goals.

For more information, please contact one of our Phi Theta Kappa advisors – Patti D’Avignon at or (231) 777-0341 or Lisa Anderson at or (231) 777-0274.

2018-19 Officers

Max Olmstead

Max Olmstead, President

Taylor Carlson

Taylor Carlson, Executive Vice President

Hanna Evans

Hanna Evans, Recording Secretary

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Inducts 26 MCC Students

PTK Induction March 2018Twenty-six Muskegon Community College students were inducted into the college’s Beta Xi Xi chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society during its 26th ceremony at MCC held March 14 in the Blue and Gold Room on campus.

The newest inductees, listed alphabetically by high school or home school, are:

Coopersville: Sara Zomberg
Factoryville Christian School (Athens, MI): Dianna Trudeau
Fruitport High School: Shane Lucas, Max Wright
GED: Andrew Storck
Grand Haven High School: Ready Frost, Jacob Nyland, Armand Perrier
Home School: Allison Gilles, Bailee Gorecki, Olivia Husmann, Veronika Lamphere, Joseph Thompson
Mona Shores High School: Lilly McCollum, Maxwell Olmstead
Montague High School: Jasper Bailey
Orchard View High School: Alyssa Meloche
Reeths-Puffer High School: Miranda Gonzalez, Lauren Martin, Blake Ross, Calvin Smith, Lindsie Traxler
Shelby High School: Kaitlyn Siersema
Western Michigan Christian: Lydia Hanes
Whitehall High School: Breann Comstock, Hanna Evans

Assisting with the 2018 ceremony was Morgan Brown, the PTK Regional President from Grand Rapids Community College.

PTK March 2018 Inductees Group PhotoIn 1929, PTK was recognized as the official honor society for two-year colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Today, it is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than 1.3 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. territories, and other countries.

The new Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inductees pose for a photo.
PTK serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming. MCC chartered the Beta Xi Xi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in November 2005.

To learn more about Beta Xi Xi and Phi Theta Kappa, visit  or contact Patti D’Avignon at (231)777-0341 or Lisa Anderson at (231)777-0274.


Michigan Regional Conference presentation: Developing the Research Question