Students, alumni, and advisors from Mid Michigan College’s chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society (PTK), recently attended the National Virtual Catalyst and Virtual Michigan Regional Conventions.

At the conventions, PTK recognized the outstanding achievements of their members, advisors, college presidents and administrators, alumni, and chapters with the presentation of Hallmark Awards.

Mid Michigan College’s PTK Chapter was recognized from among 1,300 chapters for achieving the highest level of development for a chapter, a 5 Star level. Participation in the 5 Star chapter development program encourages excellence and recognizes progress in the attainment of goals set by the chapter. Mid’s chapter earned top honors at both the State and National levels based on their scores for their Honors in Action and College Projects.

“I’m still in disbelief and awe from the events that unfolded during the PTK Catalyst and Michigan Regional Conventions. I am very proud of the officers that helped our chapter gain the well-deserved recognition,” noted Austin Raymond, Mid Student and PTK Chapter President. “Moreover, I am extremely honored to be this year’s recipient of the Michigan Region’s Susan Friedrich Memorial Scholarship and recognized as a Distinguished Chapter Officer. I’m sincerely grateful to PTK and everyone who has supported me in my journey and pushed me to achieve things I never thought I could.”

Awards received at the National Catalyst Convention:

  • Top 100 Chapter
  • 5 Star Chapter Development Award
  • Top 30 Distinguished Chapter Officers | Austin Raymond, AOO President
  • Michael Bennett Award for Lifetime Achievement
    • Dr. Christine M. Hammond, Mid Michigan College President

Awards received at the Michigan Regional Convention:

  • Michigan Region Most Distinguished Chapter | 1st Runner Up
  • 5 Star Chapter Development Award
  • Michigan Region Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Award | Austin Raymond – 1st Runner Up
  • Michigan Region Susan Friedrich Memorial Scholarship Winner | Austin Raymond
  • Continued Excellence Advisor Award | Tammy Alvaro
  • Honors in Action Awards | 3rd Runner Up
  • College Project Awards | 3rd Runner Up

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.

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