Scholarship. Leadership. Service. Fellowship.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2022 Distinguished Five Star Chapter

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize the academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. 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.

When you join Phi Theta Kappa, you’re joining a network of more than 3.8 million members around the world.

You can be confident in your choice to become a member — the American Association of Community Colleges has named Phi Theta Kappa the official honor society for two-year colleges. PTK is the only such honor society with this distinction.

There are no recurring fees or annual dues; simply pay the one-time membership fee, and you can access your PTK benefits for life.

To be eligible for PTK membership you must:

  • Be enrolled in classes at Mott Community College
  • Have completed at least 12 hours of coursework toward an associate’s degree or at least 6 hours of coursework toward a certificate
  • Have a cumulative 3.5 grade point average

Once you’re eligible, you’ll receive an invitation by email and/or by mail to join. If you think you may be eligible for membership but haven’t received an invitation, please reach out to Coordinator for Scholar Programs, Jessica Bixel, at [email protected] or 810-762-5111.

Benefits of becoming a member include:

  • Access to $2 million in scholarships to help you complete your degree and up to $246 million in transfer scholarships offered by over 800 four-year colleges and universities across the country
  • Recognition including Golden Key membership pin, certificate, and induction ceremony as well as graduation regalia, golden diploma seal, transcript notation, and walking first at Commencement
  • Transfer prep, career training, professional development through PTK EDGE and the nationally recognized Leadership Development Studies curriculum
  • Publishing and research opportunities
  • Member discounts and offers

If you’ve gotten your invitation and are ready to join, get started below.

Coordinator: Jessica Bixel
Advisor: Joshua Sauvie

2023-2024 Chapter Officers

  • President: Jenna Morrison
  • Secretary / Treasurer: Open
  • Vice President of Scholarship: Megan Ragge
  • Vice President of Leadership: Sasha Spoon
  • Vice President of Fellowship: Open
  • Vice President of Service: Jeremy Lueckeman
  • Vice President of Membership: Open
  • Vice President of Public Relations: Gabe Gill
  • Vice President of Records: Kelsey Turgeon

Our campus chapter was established by Dr. Gail Knapp in 1989. Since then staff and faculty leadership of PTK has been under the direction of:

  • Dr. Gail Knapp
  • Brenda Zicha
  • Krista Black
  • Christine Stoliecki
  • Robert Pieschke
  • Kim Giacchina
  • Dr. Brian Ivory
  • Alyshia Turner
  • Dawn Vanniman
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The tenets and key values of the Honor Society:

  • Scholarship - studying and sharing scholarly activities with others
  • Leadership - taking leadership roles and developing leadership skills
  • Service - participating in service learning
  • Fellowship - collaborating with our members, college, and community