MCC Celebrating Ten Years with Phi Theta Kappa

Curriculum Employees

Sam Britt wears many hats at Montgomery Community College. She is the Department Chair for English, Arts & Humanities, the Director for the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan, an English Instructor, and also the College’s ACA Coordinator.  However, one of her favorite roles for the past ten years is being an advisor to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the school’s honor society.

MCC’s chapter of PTK, Beta Xi Omicron, was chartered in 2013. The purpose of PTK is to promote scholarship, the development of leadership and service and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students. Each year, inductees work hard to meet the eligibility criteria, completing at least 12 semester hours of associate degree general education coursework with a grade point average of 3.5. Members also adhere to the school code of conduct and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

“As a PTK advisor I’ve been able to work with amazing students and watch their individual growth as leaders and truly build a community,” explains Sam. “Members grow in personal and professional self-development skills including communication, work ethic, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork just to name a few.” 

MCC’s PTK Club enables students to achieve growth outside the classroom as they gain leadership experience and serve others in ways they may not have had an opportunity to do otherwise.  Sam and other PTK advisors facilitate club activities, with the aim of keeping it student-led where members are involved in every aspect from start to finish. Club advisors seek to empower the students to achieve their goals and take initiative as a team to accomplish the things that are important to them. 

Sam Britt is a resident of Asheboro, earning degrees from High Point University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to MCC Sam taught as an adjunct instructor in the university and community college systems and was a successful trainer and agency owner with the Allstate Insurance Corporation. Today, she serves MCC students through her various leadership roles at the College.