PTK CEO Visits

L to r: Dr. Sarah King, Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, and Dr. Christine Swiridoff. Both Dr. King and Dr. Swiridoff serve as PTK advisors for Cerro Coso students

Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, the CEO of the national Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honors Society, visited the Ridgecrest campus on November 13th and 14th to connect with faculty and PTK students, promote the program, and answer questions regarding the value of the program.

CCCC President Jill Board hosted a faculty reception with Dr. Tincher-Ladner in the new Community Room to share what PTK has to offer students. On Wednesday, she met with PTK students in the Administrative Conference Room over lunch and talked with them about the many services and scholarship opportunities available through the PTK organization.

The CCCC Foundation recognizes the importance of the PTK Program for students and their future and helps to financially support the program's travel to Catalyst and regional conferences, induction ceremony, events such as the Honors in Action, graduation regalia for all PTK graduates, and membership fees. In 2017, the CCCC Foundation provided 84 membership scholarships to join the national PTK organization and 237 scholarships in 2018.