MCC PTK helping in the community
Friday / December 13, 2019
MARSHALLTOWN – For the past three years the Marshalltown Community College Phi Theta Kappa advisors and student members have done their share of helping others in the community and around the state by donating and collecting items for those in need.
PTK has collected supplies for the Children’s Cancer Camp; collected hats, gloves, and mittens for elementary students in the Marshalltown area; collected pet food and supplies for the Animal Rescue League in Marshalltown, and food donations for Emergency Food Box last Christmas.
This year, Phi Theta Kappa concentrated its efforts on “Students Helping Students.” Since part of Phi Theta Kappa’s hallmarks is service, what better way than to help donate and collect supplies for the MCC Student Vault. The Vault is a place on campus where students, especially international students, can get basic living essentials free of charge. Items were donated by chapter advisors and members, faculty, staff, and administration. Items included blankets, hats/gloves, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, etc.
Donations were presented to Chris Brees, Director of Student Engagement and Residence Life on Friday, Dec. 6. Many international students bring very little with them when they arrive at Marshalltown Community College and most can only work limited hours on campus. Phi Theta Kappa plans on continuing to help those in need, but especially our own college students on campus.
Phi Theta Kappa is the honor society for community and two-year college students and is based on the four hallmarks of Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Fellowship. Students must achieve a 3.5 or higher in order to be eligible for membership. Chapter advisors are Pele Waddilove and PJ Colbert.