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Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of the two-year college. Since 1918, Phi Theta Kappa has recognized academic excellence and more than 1.2 million members have been inducted into the society at 1200 colleges in the United States, Canada, U.S. territories and military installations abroad. Some famous alumni include Jeanne Kirkpatrick, former UN Ambassador; H. Ross Perot, entrepreneur and Presidential candidate; Jim Lehrer, host of PBS News Hour; Fred Haise, Apollo-13 astronaut; H Ben Kinchlow, host of 700 Club; and Sela Ward, Emmy Award winning actress.

PTK Board Summitt Front Row (L to R): Dr. Brian Ivory (co-advisor), Travis Justice (Service and Chapter Affairs), Montana Bishop (Budget and Fundraising), Lauren Igram (Public Relations and Social Media). Back Rom (L to R): Peyton Tipton (PTK President), Melissa Nowak (Recruitment and Orientation), Jordan Taylor (Induction and Membership), Choris Shafer (Scholarship and Transfer Readiness), Kim Giacchina (co-advisor).

Benefits of membership in this prestigious organization include:

  • A golden key pin
  • Phi Theta Kappa certificate, transcript notation
  • Phi Theta Kappa diploma seal
  • The right to wear honor regalia at graduation
    • The gold and blue cords
    • Golden stole and tassel
  • Subscription to Society publications
  • Eligibility for scholarships
  • Including many excellent transfer scholarships to Michigan universities

Alpha Omicron Iota is the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Mott Community College. It was founded on April 10,1989 by Dr. Gail Knapp. To be eligible for full membership in the Alpha Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, you must be enrolled in a program at Mott leading to an Associate's Degree, have completed 12 credits that count toward the degree, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have full rights of citizenship in your country. Each semester, the chapter advisor and membership coordinator mail invitations to all eligible students giving them information about the next orientation and induction.

Don't quite have a 3.5 yet? No problem! We are always happy to accept provisional members to assist with Phi Theta Kappa projects and events.


Frequently Asked Questions

Chapter Officers

  • Chapter Advisor: Dr. Brian Ivory, brian.ivory@mcc.edu
  • Chapter Co-Advisor: Kim Giacchina, kim.giacchina@mcc.edu
  • Chapter President: Peyton Tipton
  • Chapter Officer: Montana Bishop
  • Chapter Officer: Lauren Igram
  • Chapter Officer: Travis Justice
  • Chapter Officer: Melissa Nowak
  • Chapter Officer: Corissa Shafer
  • Chapter Officer: Jordon Taylor

Member Awards & Scholarships

  • 2020 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award
  • Cristian Rodriguez - All USA Scholarship Nominee from Mott
  • Montana Bishop - All USA Scholarship Nominee from Mott
PTK Student Board Members and Advisors PTK Student Board Members and Advisors represent MCC and the Michigan Region at the 2017 International Conference in Nashville, Tennessee (Back row: Chapter President - Katie Martin, Advisor - Robbie Pieschke, and Chapter Vice President - James Mayfield. Front Row: Chapter Fundraiser - April Peera and Advisor - Christine Stoliecki)
2017 Trustee Scholars Night with Vice President of Scholarship 2017 Trustee Scholars Night with Vice President of Scholarship - Brenden Rogers, Advisor - Robbie Pieschke, Vice President of Outreach - Arianna Pittenger, and Chapter President - Louis Taborn
New Phi Theta Kappa members induction ceremony New Phi Theta Kappa members are inducted into Alpha Omicron Iota at our Fall 2017 Induction Ceremony
PTK Service Learning Awards Phi Theta Kappa members win distinguished service awards at the Winter 2017 MCC Service Learning Reception
Alpha Omicton Iota 2017 Board Member Summit Alpha Omicton Iota 2017 Board Member Summit, whereby the new student leadership board is installed (Back row, 2016/17: Chapter Vice President - James Mayfield, Chapter Fundraiser - April Peera, Chapter President - Katie Martin, and Chapter Secretary - Sarah Pruett. Front Row, 2017/18: Vice President of Service - Nicholas Klesz, Vice President of Development - Jazzmin Jackson, Chapter President - Louis Taborn, Vice President of Outreach - Arianna Pittenger, Vice President of Scholarship - Brenden Rogers)
2018-2019 Leadership Board Bonding Event - The Board at Michigan Escape Games 2018/2019 Leadership Board bonding event--they NEARLY escaped!