EDISON, NJ Two Middlesex County College students – Kayla Wathen (Milltown) and Komal Mir (East Brunswick) – have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-State Academic Team. PTK is the international honor society for two-year colleges.

Ms. Wathen was philanthropy chair of the MCC chapter in the fall and became vice president in spring 2020. She participated in PTK’s C-4 week outreach, ran the fall induction ceremony and volunteered at the College’s open houses. She is also president of the Biology Society and volunteers as a tutor in the Science Tutoring Center.

“It is clear that Ms. Wathen embodies service and a passion for giving of herself to strengthen and support her community,” said Chapter Advisor Charlotte Quigley.

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Ms. Mir, who graduated in January 2020, was a triple major: Biology, Biotechnology, and Chemistry. She was on the Dean’s List, and served as PTK’s vice president for service, and worked on PTK’s C-4 events, the induction ceremony, the blood drive, beach cleanup and the Student Activity Fair. She was also a member of Democracy House, the STEM Club, Physics Honor Society, MCC Feminist Collective, and the Muslim Student Association. She also tutored students in biology, chemistry and physics.

“It is primarily due to her oversight that we completed the requirements that earned our chapter the National rank as a Five Star Chapter,” Ms. Quigley said. “Komal truly embodies the Hallmarks of Phi Theta Kappa and the ideals of Middlesex County College packaged with sincerity, integrity, resolve and collaborative efficacy.”