Phi Theta Kappa Recieves Regional Recognition


The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society receives high honors at the Middle States Convention.

LCCC’s Alpha Omicron Alpha (AOA) chapter took home the honor of 7th Most Distinguished Chapter in the Middle States, as well as receiving honors for the 5th Most Distinguished College Project and Distinguished Honors in Action project.

The ‘Middle States’ refers to all active PTK honor societies in community colleges throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The Convention, which took place March 18-20, awarded chapters for active participation, involvement in college communities, and honored students’ work in the Honors in Action research project.

Robin Musselman, PTK advisor and LCCC professor, also received individual awards for her contributions to PTK. Musselman was recognized as a Five-Star Advisor and received acknowledgements for becoming a Paragon Advisor.

“I am proud of our chapter and of the fact that we placed in all of the chapter honors,” Musselman said. “I hope that our projects will continue and will be beneficial and meaningful to the members who are a part of them.”

The AOA chapter broke records this academic year. It reached five-star status in terms of PTK qualifications, as well as meeting award requirements for enrollment.

As of the Spring 2021 semester, over 300 LCCC students are enrolled as official members of the organization – acceptance rates LCCC has rarely seen.

Director of Student Life Gene Eden works with LCCC’s PTK chapter.

“This year will always be remembered as one of the greats,” Eden says. “Working with such an exceptional officers’ team, our chapter not only survived -- it thrived.”

The chapter is always looking for more active members. Students who meet a certain GPA threshold and credit requirement may qualify to join. Any questions can be addressed to Eden at geden@lccc.edu.