Pearl River Community College

Mu Alpha Theta

About Mu Alpha Theta

Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society with over 108,000 student members in June 2015 in more than 2200 schools. We are dedicated to inspiring keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject, and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.

How to Join

Students must meet one of the following eligibility requirements:

      • “A” in College Algebra (or higher math class) and an overall 3.0 GPA at PRCC


      • 25 or higher on the math portion of the ACT

Membership Benefits

Members will be given exclusive access to MAT scholarships, grants, and internships (see Announcements below for our recent winners). MAT members have the opportunity to compete in national mathematics competitions all over the country. We participate in fun campus events, attend cool presentations, and enjoy building relationships with fellow math minds. We also have opportunities for our members to earn volunteer hours to enhance their school applications and resumes.


Many congratulations to our latest student scholarship recipients:

      • Our current Mu Alpha Theta club president, John Graves, recently received an internship as a Biological Science Technician through the USDA. He will begin his internship in December 2015.
      • Mason Stokes was awarded $4000 from the 2015 Two Year College MAT Scholarship fund.

MAT members will compete in the national Student Mathematics League contest this year on October 16 – November 7. The competition is sponsored by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. Winners will receive prizes in the final competition next year in Denver, Colorado.

We will have our fourth Induction Ceremony for new members on Monday, November 2, 2015 at 5:30 pm at the Forrest County Center – Multi-purpose room. We welcome everyone to come celebrate the induction of our newest members with us!

Fall 2016 Officers

President: Brendan Massey
Vice President: Rachel Zimmerman
Secretary: Cole Yates

Fall 2016 Events

Thursday, October 13, 2016 – Presentation by MAT President, Brendan Massey
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – MAT sponsored Math Competition
Monday, October 31, 2016 – MAT Football Toss at PRCC Fall Festival
Monday, November 7, 2016 – Induction Ceremony
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 – Presentation by MAT Faculty Sponsors: Fibonacci Celebration!

FOR MORE INFORMATION about our events, please contact MAT Faculty Sponsor, Beth Strahan, at

MAT in the News:

Congratulations to honors student and MAT President, Brendan Massey, for winning the Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education.  Pearson annually awards 10 scholarships of $5000 each, and Brendan is one out of more than 800 applicants nationwide. Additionally, Pearson is committed to assisting students in meeting their goals of degree completion with all Pearson Scholars having access to a Pearson Mentor and complimentary access to Pearson textbooks and digital access codes.