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Lynn Tincher-Ladner
Lynn Tincher-Ladner
Lynn Tincher-Ladner's Blog
Centennial Reflections – The Quilt Project

Centennial Reflections – The Quilt Project

As we approach our Centennial Celebration, I am asking our advisors and alumni to be a part of the PTK Centennial Quilt Project by contributing a t-shirt or two to be included in one or several quilts that will be made and raffled off, with proceeds benefitting the PTK Foundation.
A Message from the President and CEO

A Message from the President and CEO

In the same way that the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship helps members who face an unanticipated need, all donations made to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund will be used to help members stay enrolled and on track to complete college despite this tremendous setback.
Centennial Reflections

Centennial Reflections

As a result of the expanding mission of community colleges over the past 100 years, Phi Theta Kappa has active chapters at institutions that call themselves community colleges, junior colleges, technical colleges, colleges and even universities.
PTK Catalyst is Over…So Now What?

PTK Catalyst is Over…So Now What?

It’s easy to lose momentum, and I don’t want you to forget your commitments made for future chapter, regional or international officer candidacy; Hallmark Award domination; and strengthening the impact of PTK on your campus and in your community.
March is National Reading Month!

March is National Reading Month!

For the past several weeks, I have had my nose buried in Honors in Action and College Project entries and have enjoyed reading the stories of Phi Theta Kappa at its best—but, because Marc h is National Reading Month, I wanted to share four books that I believe are worthy of your PTK Reading List. Enjoy!
Hallmarks are the tip of the Phi Theta Kappa iceberg

Hallmarks are the tip of the Phi Theta Kappa iceberg

Recognition is a big part of the Phi Theta Kappa mission, and we do our best to find ways to recognize chapters, advisors, college leaders and members — but we recognize that, just like icebergs, there is much, much more to Phi Theta Kappa than meets the eye.
Hey Phi Theta Kappa — It’s Time to FAFSA!

Hey Phi Theta Kappa — It’s Time to FAFSA!

Nearly $3 billion in federal grant aid for college went unclaimed last year alone. The FAFSA can help you get your share, but there’s also much more to it than money.
Phi Theta Kappa Membership -- A Golden Opportunity

Phi Theta Kappa Membership -- A Golden Opportunity

The Golden Opportunity Scholarship is the first scholarship we have introduced since I became the President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. It is designed to increase access to the benefits of membership by helping students pay for membership when they simply cannot afford it.
Don’t Just Check Boxes — Transform Your College Experience

Don’t Just Check Boxes — Transform Your College Experience

Take your college experience beyond a business transaction by getting to know your campus, your instructors and your peers, and you’ll see your chances of completing a college credential skyrocket.
Heads Up Phi Theta Kappa

Heads Up Phi Theta Kappa

In the same way that community colleges were founded on creating opportunity, so was Phi Theta Kappa. Opportunity is at the center of our mission and everything we do.