Phi Theta Kappa wins second best chapter honor

Dominic DeCono

Phi Theta Kappa continues to do wonders for MCC.

The chapter received 2nd in the world at a competition comparing all of the more than 1,280 chapters of Phi Theta Kappa in the world.

 The chapter also received several other awards at the competition including “Distinguished Honors in Action Project”, “Distinguished Chapter”, and “Distinguished Chapter Team”.

Duane Oakes, Phi Theta Kappa advisor, said the awards and accomplishments are a testament to the program’s success at MCC.

“I’m amazed and so proud of all our students and chapter as they receive this award,” he said. “This makes our chapter one of the absolute best in the world,” he said.

Oakes also said he hopes to continue the success in the coming years.

“We want as many members as we can get and I hope we continue building off the success we’ve had. Not just for this program, but for everyone else involved,” he said.

 Devin Oakes, Phi Theta Kappa President, said the award shows how far the program has come in the past few years.

“It really goes to show you how hard these guys have worked and where we started to where we are now,” he said.

Oakes, who is familiar with the awards and prestige himself, was the recipient of both the Guistwhite Scholarship and was part of the “Coca-Cola Community College Athletic Team” and one of the top 75 scholars for Community Colleges in the United States.

“It’s been an incredible year for myself and the chapter. I am so happy I got to represent them,” he said.

In order to become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, students must submit an application and have a minimum 3.5 GPA to be eligible.


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