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PTK Takes Regional Awards

The MCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, was recently recognized at the organization's regional convention.

Middlesex was named a Five-Star Chapter for the first time since 2009, and it also received a Hall of Gold Chapter Award, which recognizes a Five-Star Chapter that had a membership increase of 5 percent or more over the previous year.

In addition, several individual members received awards. Former Co-President Yana Burlachka, who graduated in January, and Co-President Ronald Rubanick won Hall of Honor Chapter Officer Awards. Mr. Rubanick also won a Distinguished Chapter Officer Award and Christopher Witte received a Hall of Honor Chapter Member award.

Chapter advisor Kathleen Pearle, who is also chair of the Department of History and Social Science, was very pleased with the results.

"This is a tribute to the entire chapter," Dr. Pearle said. "It's a terrific group of students with wonderful leaders. They've shown their mettle, and I'm very proud of them and their accomplishments."