The Theta Lambda Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa enters the 2017-2018 school upholding the ideals of Phi Theta Kappa – Wisdom, Aspiration and Purity – as it has through the years with programming and projects.
Officers and students stayed busy in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. The Fall semester saw Phi Theta Kappa help in the annual Trick or Read, when all the Randolph County Elementary School and the Pataula Charter Academy first graders came to the campus for a book reading in Pitts Library and trick or treating around campus. The chapter participated in the annual Alumni Homecoming Parade and other Homecoming activities. In November, the chapter sponsored a reception for faculty members for Founder’s Day.
Seminar Day 2017, Andrew College's 40th, was a huge success. Journalist Bill Harlan spoke to the students about PTK's annual Honors-in-Action topic, "How the World Works: Global Perspectives." Students then attended seminars led by Andrew College faculty and staff, covering topics from gaming and computer coding to global food security. Theta Lambda held its Spring Induction ceremony in the Liddie Murphy Theatre with Dr. Farrah Senn as the keynote speaker. As part of Andrew College's effort to increase its presence downtown, PTK co-sponsored a Trivia Night for students and faculty in downtown Cuthbert, providing prizes for the top three student teams. Theta Lambda's 2016-2017 President and Vice President, Agnes Evangelista and Anna Marmolejo-Rios, presented their research paper "Public History in a Digital Age" at the 45th Southern Regional Honors Council annual conference in Asheville, North Carolina.
Theta Lambda Officers, 2017-2018. Left to right: Hannah Messick, Secretary; Gianna Basulto, Public Relations Officer; Jimmecha Carr, Vice President; Tavoshia Cosby, President.
PTK President Tavoshia Cosby with a first grader at face painting for Halloween.
PTK Vice President Jimmecha Carr helping a first grader with pumpkin painting.