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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: Alyshia Turner, alyshia.turner@mcc.edu
  • Chapter President: Lawrence Phillips
  • Chapter Officer: Jami Sepkt
  • Chapter Officer: Sam Spencer
  • Chapter Officer: Kira Mailey-Parker
  • Chapter Officer: Blake Ackerman
  • Chapter Officer: Becky Joitke
  • Chapter Officer: Karl Reuterbusch

Member Awards & Scholarships

  • 2022 Distinguished Chapter Officer Team Award
  • Kira Mailey-Parker - All USA Scholarship Nominee from Mott
  • Ahmad Williams - All USA Scholarship Nominee from Mott
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