As Michiganders struggle to deal with the uncertainty of the pandemic and overcome COVID-19, Mid Michigan College’s PTK students decided to go above and beyond to help the local area’s most vulnerable population—elderly, nursing home residents.

Several members of Mid’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Chapter, partnered with Moeggenborg Sugarbush to make and donate 600 masks to nursing home facilities in Clare, Gladwin, and Isabella Counties.

“These facilities protect our most vulnerable populations and were dangerously low or completely out of personal protective equipment,” explained Tammy Alvaro, PTK Advisor at Mid.
“Service is a cornerstone of Phi Theta Kappa, so it is only right that we support the service of frontline workers and the patients they serve throughout our counties any way we can,” noted Myles Conroy, PTK member and former Mid Chapter President.

Mid’s PTK Students delivered masks to the following locations

  • Prestige Centre Assisted Living & Memory Care in Clare, Mt. Pleasant,
  • Maplewood Assisted Living in Mt. Pleasant
  • The Pines Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Gladwin
  • Gladwin Nursing & Rehab Community in Gladwin
  • Medilodge Rehabilitation Center in Clare
  • Stone Lodge Memory Care in Shepherd
  • Rosebush Manor in Rosebush
  • Country Place Senior Care in Mt. Pleasant
  • The Laurels Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Pleasant
  • Horizon Senior Living in Clare
  • North Woods Nursing Center in Farwell

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. PTK is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations. Learn more at

Mid launched a Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) chapter in 1989. Over the past 31 years, Mid’s chapter has earned and maintained the highest level of achievement - a 5 Star Chapter.

For more information about Mid’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter, visit or contact Tammy Alvaro, Director of Student Advancement, at or (989) 386-6634.

PTK Students Donate Masks
PTK Students Donate Masks
PTK Students Donate Masks
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