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Centennial Reflections – The Quilt Project

Centennial Reflections – The Quilt Project

Centennial Reflections – The Quilt Project

I learned quickly that being the President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa has a lot of perks — one of which is receiving t-shirts from the chapters and regions I visit.

Over my first 18 months on the job, I have collected dozens (and dozens) of shirts. Each one is special and carries with it a special memory of a chapter visit, induction ceremony, regional meeting, or Society event that I was lucky enough to be a part of.

This 2017 PTK Catalyst shirt reminds me of the amazing talent of members like Northwest Shoals Community College student Clay Hodge, who submitted the winning design that inspired this year’s convention t-shirt. It also reminds me of amazing speakers like Platon and Dr. Jennifer Arnold.

This year’s Honors Institute t-shirt reminds me of the amazing members (and rabbits) I met on the campus of Loyola University in Chicago.

I have CollegeFish and C4 t-shirts that remind me of PTK programs and initiatives, and I have shirts from regions from the Greater Northwest to New England and everywhere in between. Keeping them tucked away in a drawer seemed to be a waste.

As a keepsake for my first few years as a PTK staff member, I had this t-shirt quilt made. It not only reminds me of the people and places I have met along the way, but it also really represents PTK’s diversity and the individuality that lies within each chapter and region.

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.

This quilt will no doubt be an amazing keepsake that represents the rich history of PTK and the diversity of our members, chapters, and regions.

Shirts can be sent to:
Phi Theta Kappa
Attention: Fredrica Tyes
1625 Eastover Drive
Jackson, MS 39211

Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner is president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. If you would like to reach Lynn, please contact her liaison, Fredrica Tyes, at   

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