Mid-Michigan students honored for top academic achievement

LANSING — Local community college students from Mid-Michigan College and Mott Community College today were recognized for their impressive academic achievements and named to the state’s Academic Team within Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society for high-achieving college students.

“Michigan’s community colleges are proud to have 75 outstanding students joining the Phi Theta Kappa All-Michigan Academic Team this year,” said Michael Hansen, president of the Michigan Community College Association. “These impressive students showcase the bright talent that we have at Michigan’s community colleges and I can’t wait to see them continue to grow as part of the PTK All-Michigan Academic team.”

Students are nominated by their colleges based on academic achievement, community service involvement and leadership accomplishment. To be part of PTK, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher and have completed at least 12 hours of coursework towards an associate or bachelor’s degree.

This year, students from 21 out of Michigan’s 28 community colleges are represented. The 2021 All-Michigan Academic team includes nine students from Mid-Michigan College and Mott Community College. The MCC students are: Lydia Oppenheim of Davison and Arlie Wisenbaugh of Flint.

Since its inception in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) has been helping students at associate degree-granting colleges reach their full potential. The honor society provides opportunities for students to grow their professional and leadership skills, earn scholarships and explore various career paths. — G.G.