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Help Us Reconnect with PTK Alumni

Help Us Reconnect with PTK Alumni

Phi Theta Kappa’s 3 million-plus alumni members are a key part of the organization: they are valuable mentors for current members and can offer invaluable advice for chapters on projects, recruitment, and more. This is exactly why we want to invite them to our Centennial celebration, but we need your help to find them.

Through the Centennial Alumni Challenge, your chapter can earn free registrations to PTK Catalyst 2018, April 19-21 in Kansas City, Missouri, simply by sending us new and current alumni contacts. Here’s how it works:

  1. Each chapter should have received an email with a link to a downloadable roster of members for whom we no longer have current contact information.
  2. We’ll provide you with a form to fill out for each alumni member. It will include their name and any info we have on file about their involvement as a PTK member.
  3. You work with active members, active alumni, your college, and your community to gather info and fill in the form with details like their current address, phone number, and email address.
  4. Send completed forms to Fredrica Tyes by Friday, September 29.

For every 100 contacts your chapter provides, you’ll receive a free convention registration (up to two registrations per chapter).

Members of the Beta Lambda Delta Chapter at Jefferson State Community College’s Shelby-Hoover Campus in Alabama pored over data from the IT department, searching for contact info of chapter alumni to submit for the challenge. They found hundreds of records.

“Phi Theta Kappa has been life-changing for so many students at Jefferson State,” chapter advisor Dr. Liesl Harris said. “Phi Theta Kappa turning 100 years old is an incredible milestone. Every member has contributed to the success of the organization, and we want them to share in the celebration.”

Our Centennial celebration is one PTK party you don’t want your alumni friends to miss. Everyone will want to hear the dynamic keynote speakers we’re lining up, and an educational forum track focusing on personal and professional development is relevant regardless of where you are in life. There are also many volunteer opportunities.

“The Phi Theta Kappa journey does not end at community college graduation,” 2015-16 International President Yanik Etan said.

He and former International Officers Amie Bernstein and Elizabeth Taylor — now all at the University of Mississippi — have been working to revive the alumni association on campus. Although they attend convention free as past International Officers, they raised money to send five additional alumni members to PTK Catalyst 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

And, you can bet they’ll do it again this year.

“As Phi Theta Kappa’s newly rejuvenated mission is to increase alumni engagement, we want to continue supporting the mission of the organization as well as continuing our leadership involvement,” he said. “It has never been more important to engage as alumni.”

Email Director of Alumni Engagement Mia Ramos to learn more about how you can connect as an alumnus.

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