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Melissa Mayer
Melissa Mayer
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Give the Gift of Membership

Give the Gift of Membership

Does your chapter or college offer membership fee assistance for eligible students who can’t afford to join? If not, consider creating one like Beta Pi Rho, and don’t forget to nominate students for the Golden Opportunity Scholarship, open through March 15.
People of PTK: Christina Boyce

People of PTK: Christina Boyce

Meet Super Alumna Christina Boyce, and don’t forget to nominate alumni like her for Alumni Awards of Appreciation, due February 15. By day Phi Theta Kappa alumna Christina Boyce works at a law firm in Edwardsville, Illinois—but she also doubles as a chapter advisor and secretary of the Illinois Regional Alumni Association (IRAA).
Meet the Speakers for PTK Catalyst 2017

Meet the Speakers for PTK Catalyst 2017

PTK Catalyst 2017 is just around the corner – see who will be speaking, how you can participate through convention competitions and how you can score the best registration and hotel rates.
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Achieve Five Star Success

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Achieve Five Star Success

Remember to report your chapter’s Five Star Chapter Plan activities by midnight January 25 to receive recognition at spring regional meetings and PTK Catalyst 2017.
Online Membership = Less Work, More Members for Your Chapter

Online Membership = Less Work, More Members for Your Chapter

Since making online membership acceptance available several Oregon chapters have seen a significant increase in membership and ease of payment/application for invited students. “Advisors are spending much less time on applications and making more time available to spend with members and officers.”
16 New Chapters Chartered in 2016

16 New Chapters Chartered in 2016

Congratulations to the 15 new chapters and one new alumni association chartered in 2016. Welcome to the Phi Theta Kappa Family!
A Career Tech Educator Shares her PTK Experience

A Career Tech Educator Shares her PTK Experience

“My role in Kappa Alpha presented me with opportunities to help me develop both as a person and a scholar. It laid the foundation for my leadership skills. I am a proud alumna, and I share that with students every chance I get!” – Amy Whittington
The Key to Completing Hallmark Awards Entries? Teamwork.

The Key to Completing Hallmark Awards Entries? Teamwork.

So the countdown is on… Chapter Hallmark Awards applications are due in 20 days. Don’t panic – divide and conquer with teamwork!
And the Winners Are…

And the Winners Are…

At PTK Catalyst 2017, the annual convention April 6-8 in Nashville, Tennessee, we are offering more opportunities than ever for you and your chapter to be recognized! Winners have already been announced in two PTK Catalyst competitions, and there’s still time to participate in several other contests.
This Holiday Give Your College President the Perfect Gift

This Holiday Give Your College President the Perfect Gift

Don’t miss this chance to present your college president with honorary membership in Phi Theta Kappa for free!