GARDNER — MWCC’s Phi Delta Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society inducted 56 new members and presented sizeable donations to community service organizations.
During the chapter’s induction ceremony on April 25, Gardner Mayor Mark Hawke dispensed wisdom he had crowd-sourced, including advice to always do the little things a little bit better and that it pays to not always follow the money and instead take into consideration quality of life. However, as he closed the MWCC alumnus imparted his own piece of advice upon the students.
“It’s within you. All you have to do is try your hardest, do your best and be kind to each other,” said Mayor Hawke.
In addition to the ceremony, chapter officers and members presented a $750 check to the Gardner Community Action Council and a $750 check to the student-run Students Serving Our Students program at MWCC. The funds were raised at the recent PTK Character Breakfast.
Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students and provides opportunities for personal, academic and professional growth through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.
This year’s new inductees include:
Ayer: Linda Suy
Groton: Shannon Belanger, Jeffrey Martin
Townsend: Kathryn Schatia
West Townsend: Jaimie Wojtkowiak
Westford: Cari Arnott