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Lynn Tincher-Ladner
Lynn Tincher-Ladner
Lynn Tincher-Ladner's Blog
Three Unforgettable Days

Three Unforgettable Days

Not only is PTK Catalyst the biggest PTK Party of the Year, it is a time of celebration, learning, recognition, and fellowship—all rolled into three unforgettable days! Here are a few of my top reasons you should go:
The Spirit of #PTKService

The Spirit of #PTKService

Over the 1.5 years of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, help came in many forms. Here are some of the most significant ways I think our PTK chapters can help others recover.
The Centennial Coin Challenge

The Centennial Coin Challenge

As a part of Phi Theta Kappa’s Centennial Celebration, I have developed my own version of a challenge coin and will use it to recognize members and others demonstrating our hallmarks of leadership, service, scholarship and fellowship at extraordinary levels during our centennial year.
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.