CENTENNIAL REFLECTIONS

Here is a message from Phi Theta Kappa's CEO:

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CENTENNIAL REFLECTIONS

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As we approach the milestone of our centennial celebration, I can’t help but reflect on Phi Theta Kappa’s past and look toward its (very bright) future.

The original purpose statement of Phi Theta Kappa focused on the organization’s role within what were known at the time as “Accredited Junior Colleges.” However, throughout the 1960s, many colleges began changing their names from “junior“ to “community” colleges, reflecting a mission expansion that was more inclusive of career and technical education programs that would directly impact local and national employment needs.

Phi Theta Kappa responded by revising its own language to be more inclusive of the expanding mission of its chapter institutions. In 1965, we revised the language in our constitution and mission statement to reflect our commitment to “two-year college students” — all the while keeping all eyes on academic achievement, leadership, service, and fellowship.

Now, we're updating our language again, to "college" instead of "community college." Click here to keep reading and learn why.

We hope you will continue to support us as we grow.

Sincerely,

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Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society