Phi Theta Kappa is the only international honor society for the two-year college. Lambda Mu is both an international and regional award-winning chapter involved in academic, social, and community and college service activities.
Day is enrolled at SC4 and at Saginaw Valley State University through SC4's University Center. She is pursuing her bachelor's degree in elementary education at Saginaw Valley, with concentrations in social studies and science.
She first joined Lambda Mu in winter semester 2007. Her reason for joining was purely social at the time, because many of her friends had graduated and moved on to jobs or four-year colleges.
"My goal was to meet people," she said. "It was almost instant. You go to the meetings and they just welcome you right in."
Her friendships have continued to make her campus life more enjoyable. But joining Lambda Mu has had other benefits, such as scholarships and helping her get into a four-year school.
Lambda Mu President Christine Day has been a Phi Theta Kappa member since 2007.
"I get to do service projects that look good on college applications," she said. Day's volunteer experience helped her get into Saginaw Valley this year, she said.
She's looking forward to her role as Lambda Mu president, as the group is planning several big projects. "I'm hoping to see more people step up and take leadership roles in the group," she said.
She credits her organizational ability as key to juggling work, school and familie, including her husband, Bryan, and 4-year-old son, Owen.
Day said SC4 has prepared her well for Saginaw Valley and for her career.
"SC4 has helped me with my general knowledge base," she said.
That's important to her career, she said, because her job as a teacher will be to help students piece together all sorts of information. Having a good grasp on several subjects ultimately will benefit not just Day, but her students.
"Getting to share information with people is a lot of fun," she said.