Three Mid Michigan College students were recently recognized for their academic achievement, community service, and leadership accomplishments at Phi Theta Kappa’s Award Luncheon, hosted by the Michigan Community College Association, in Lansing.

Jessalyn Justice (Remus) and Anna Woodworth (Mt. Pleasant) received All-Michigan Academic Team honors as Transfer Pathway Scholars, and Kristy Ruthig (Perrinton) received All-Michigan Academic Team honors as a Workforce Pathway Scholar.

“To be recognized at this level was a humbling experience,” shared Ruthig. “I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve been given, and look forward to giving back in my role as an early childhood educator.”

PTK Medals

Jessalyn Justice was also recognized as the 2022 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver, and 50 Bronze Scholars with nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Students are nominated for this prestigious award by their college administrators, and selection is based on academic achievement, leadership, and engagement in college and community service. Jessalyn received a silver medal and $1,250.

Anna Woodworth received the 2022 New Century Transfer Pathway Scholarship. New Century Transfer Pathway Scholars are selected based on their academic accomplishments, leadership, activities, and how they extend their intellectual talents beyond the classroom. Thousands of students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Only one New Century Transfer Pathway Scholar is selected from each state. Anna received a certificate and $2,250.

“We are so proud of these students and their exceptional accomplishments,” noted Tammy Alvaro, PTK Chapter Advisor at Mid Michigan College. “It was an honor to attend with President Hood and celebrate their well-deserved recognition.”

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders. Mid launched a Phi Theta Kappa chapter in 1989—one of nearly 1,300 PTK chapters in 11 nations. Over the past 33 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 receive recognition.

Left to Right | President Tim Hood, Jessalyn Justice, Anna Woodworth, and Tammy Alvaro.

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