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More than 100 Top Students Join
National Honor Society
Many of MCC's finest -- 101 students with GPAs of 3.7 or higher -- were
recently inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the national honor society for two-
year colleges.
Recognized during the PTK Spring Induction Ceremony on the Bedford campus,
the new Honor Society members were welcomed by Melissa Welch, MCC's
Director of Leadership Development & Student Activities.
Middlesex President Carole Cowan and MCC Board of Trustees Chairman
William Chemelli gave opening greetings. Chemistry Professor John Savage
delivered the keynote address. He was introduced by PTK Advisor Jill Keller,
Professor of English.
Leading the induction of new members were PTK President Mark Valentine,
Vice President Kerri Sullivan, Treasurer Adam Lagace and Secretary Kim Sokun
During the ceremony, each student was called to the stage to light a candle and
receive their PTK certificate from President Cowan. Then, as a group, they
recited the PTK Initiation Pledge.
Middlesex student Joseph Assenza, PTK Regional Vice President, delivered
closing remarks. Music for the ceremony was provided by MCC students Lillian
Innella, violin, and Tadhg Weinman, guitar. A reception with friends and family
followed the ceremony.
For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, contact Melissa Welch at
978-656-3633 or welchm
Phi Theta Kappa
Spring Induction Ceremony
PTK Officers (left to right) President Mark Valentine, Vice President Kerri Sullivan,
Secretary Kim Sokun Ket and Treasurer Adam Lagace.
Melissa Welch, Director of Leadership
Development & Student Activities (left);
with MCC President Carole Cowan.
The Phi Theta Kappa key adorned the
cake at the PTK reception.
Carina Self (left) and Gabrielle Davis
celebrate after the induction ceremony.
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