MAC PTK Makes Good Showing at State
Mineral Area College’s Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was awarded a Five Star Status on March 3 at the honor society’s
regional convention in St Charles. One MAC student was elected to a regional position, and the organization’s advisors received awards.
MAC student Maegan Melton of Bonne Terre is now Missouri’s Vice President of Communications. As such, she is charged with serving the PTK members of Missouri by maintaining forms of communication, including updating PTK Missouri's social media outlet and managing the region's website. As a regional officer, she will also travel to San Jose, CA, for the annual convention, Philadelphia for the Honors Institute, and to any PTK chapters in Missouri that may need her. Melton is a social work major who hopes to transfer to Missouri State University where she will earn her master’s degree in social work along with a minor in Spanish. She then hopes to become licensed and work with the rural poor as a therapist in private practice.
MAC Math Instructor Jenny Peters and English Instructor Emily Murdock each received awards, Peters wining the Horizon Award, and Murdock winning the Paragon Award and the Horizon Award. The Horizon Award distinguishes advisors who have continued to excel in chapter leadership. The Paragon Award honors new advisors who have led their chapter to exceptional growth and development.
Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society of two-year colleges. MAC’s chapter was founded in 1926 when the college still
operated as Flat River Junior College out of the old Flat River High School building.