PTK Students

The Pi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society won in five categories at Catalyst, the PTK national conference, in April and walked away with an award in nearly every category at the Mississippi/Louisiana Spring Regional Conference in March.  The chapter, at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County Campus, was highlighted throughout both events, which students were able to watch virtually.

During the regional conference, the chapter was awarded the following:

  • First place in the Honors in Action Theme – The Heirs of Our Ways
  • First place for the College Project
  • First place for the Honors in Action project
  • Chapter recognized with the region’s Most Distinguished Chapter Award

Individual awards included:

  • Maggie Pettus, Distinguished Chapter Officer Award
  • Madeline Bui, Order of the Golden Key Award
  • ThuyAn Pham elected MS/LA Regional President
  • John Miller, Horizon Advisor Award

During the national event, the chapter won:

  • Most Distinguished Chapter, third finalist
  • Distinguished Chapter Award
  • Top 100 Chapters
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project Award

Theme: The Heirs of Our Ways

Caring through the Challenges of COVID

  • Distinguished College Project Award

A strong partnership with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has provided MGCCC students with opportunities to reach their potential through training, scholarships and career exploration. MGCCC students receive more than $1.4 million in transfer and other scholarships through Phi Theta Kappa annually.

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