Welcome Back!

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Greetings BOO members!  We are excited to have you all back for the Fall 2014 semester.

First, some news to share:

  • Dr. Roy Kaplan has joined Beta Omicron Omicron as the newest chapter advisor. Welcome Dr. Kaplan!
  • We are still looking to fill officer positions for the 2014-2015 school year.  Please contact Ms. Channell or Dr. Kaplan if you are interested in becoming an officer.
    • Available positions:
      • Vice-President
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
      • Student Council Representative (2 positions available)
  • The Hello JTCC event will be held on September 17th from 12-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. at the Midlothian campus.  We are hoping to have representatives available to discuss what PTK is/represents, how to be invited to join, and share the wonderful projects that we support at JTCC.
  • On September 19th, BOO will need a representative for student council.  The meeting is from 1-3 p.m. on the Midlothian campus.  If you would like to represent BOO in this capacity, please contact Ms. Channell or Dr. Kaplan.  BOO can have two student council representative (one primary and one back-up), you do not have to be an officer to represent us on the student council.
  • The first blood drive sponsored by the Virginia Blood Services and PTK-BOO will be held on September 22nd.  More information on that event will be published soon.  If you would like to get involved with the blood drive, contact Ms. Channell or Dr. Kaplan.
  • Interested in becoming a mentor?  Contact Ms. Channell about the BOOM (Beta Omicron Omicron Mentoring) program!
  • We are planning on continuing the Thanksgiving Food Drive for deserving John Tyler families.  More information on this event will come in October.

Again, welcome back and we hope everyone has an amazing fall semester.  Please contact either advisor if you have questions or ideas for BOO projects or activities.  

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End of Year Party!

It’s the end of the year, time to cut loose!  Join BOO-PTK for a party to bring this spring to a close.

Join us on Tuesday, May 6th from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in Eliades hall, room E101 for refreshments and a chance to meet with your fellow BOO members.

This event is meant to celebrate your achievements this year, but also to plan for next years’ activities.  BOO is still looking to fill a few officer positions, so please come ready to share ideas and prepare for fall 2014!

We would also like to take this time to recognize all the graduating members and officers.  If you cannot stay long, at least stop in to congratulate all of those leaving us after this semester to pursue their next goals.

Thank you for your time and service this year.  Reward yourself and join us for some fun, food, and great company!

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Fool for Art

Interested in lending a hand at Fool for Art on Saturday?  BOO is still looking for volunteers to help with PTK’s art project happening this Saturday, April 26th on the Midlothian campus.

Both BOO and Tau Rho will be helping visitors makes buttons in the “Art of Learning” tent outside Hamel Hall.  If you have any additional time you would like to volunteer to PTK, please do so.  The event will run from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., so please give anytime you can!

Remember, all PTK members who give at least 5 hours of volunteer time will receive a free tassel from PTK at graduation!

If you want more information on volunteering for this event or would like to know when we need you the most, email Dr. John Kirn, Molli Channell, or Linda Luebke for more information!

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Member’s Meeting 4/24/14

Join the BOO officers and advisors for a Member’s Meeting on Thursday, April 24th at 4:00p.m. in Eliades Hall, room E301.  This meeting is open to ALL BOO Chapter members.

We will be discussing end of the semester projects (Fool for Art, Blood Drive, BOO end of year party).  Please come to share ideas and plan for upcoming semesters.  If you are interested in learning about leadership or volunteer opportunities, please join us to learn more!

If you are unable to make the meeting, but need information on upcoming events and activities, please contact one of the officers or advisors.  Find our information on the “Contact Us” page.


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Induction Ceremony

Attention all new BOO members-

The induction ceremony for Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 members is on Friday, April 4th at the Chester campus in the Nicolas Center at 6:30 p.m. If you have not already RSVP’d to the event, please do so as soon as possible.

If you did not receive and invitation to attend and should have received one, please contact Dr. John Kirn or Molli Channell to let us know.

Inductees are asked to arrive at 5:45 p.m. to sign-in and line up for introductions.  The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BOO advisors immediately.  If you would like to chat about the induction ceremony, there will be a Member’s Meeting on Thursday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in Eliades Hall, room E301.  This meeting is open to ALL BOO Chapter members.

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Scholarship Fundraiser

Enjoy a delicious lunch and help raise money for the PTK-BOO scholarship!  On Thursday, March 20th from 11-1p.m. BOO will host a scholarship fundraiser by selling BBQ sandwiches outside the student lounge in Hamel hall.


The “foodraiser” will consist of:

  • Pulled BBQ pork or chicken sandwiches- $5.00
  • Sandwich combo (chips and soda)- $8.00
  • Brownies- $1.50
  • Cash only

This event is sponsored by the Flyin’ Pig.  Half of the proceeds from the fundraiser will go directly to funding the PTK-BOO scholarship fund.  This scholarship provides $500 to a deserving BOO student for textbook purchases.  To learn more about the scholarship or how to apply, please contact Molli Channell or Dr. John Kirn.

If you are interested in volunteering time towards this event, please contact any officer or advisor.  We hope to see all the BOO members come out to support this worthy cause!

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Relay for Life 4/4/14

Join the Beta Omicron Omicron chapter of Phi Theta Kappa in supporting the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event on Friday, April 4, 2014.  The event will be held at the University of Richmond’s Weinstein Gym from 6:00p.m. to 6:00a.m.

The timing of Relay for Life represents a person’s journey through their cancer diagnosis. The evening starts the event as the sunlight begins to dim at dusk and continues through the night, or the darkest stages of cancer.  The light of a new day represents the beginning of their life beyond cancer.  Relay for Life also celebrates those lost to cancer, those still battling, and the caregivers that support their loved ones. This event is truly special for all of those who have ever battled cancer or loved someone who has faced this disease. Proceeds from your registration goes towards supporting cancer research.

To register or to donate to this event, visit the Relay for Life page.  BOO’s team name is John Tyler Comm College Phi Theta Kappa Society and team registration is $10.00.  All PTK members are encouraged to register for the JTCC team.  Family and friends are welcome to join as well!  For more information, please contact Molli Channell or Dr. John Kirn.

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Member’s Meeting 2/27/14

Please join the BOO officers and advisors for our Member’s Meeting on February 27, 2014 at 4:00p.m. in Eliades Hall, room E301.  Member Meetings are open to all BOO chapter members.

BOO officer’s and members will discuss upcoming projects for the spring 2014 semester. Join in to share your ideas, plans, and aspirations for the PTK-BOO chapter!

Remember- meetings are open to ALL Beta Omicron Omicron chapter members.   We want to hear from you!


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New Member Orientation Sessions

Have you received an invitation to join PTK?  If so, please join us at one of the information sessions for new inductees.

Midlothian Campus:

  • Tuesday, 2/25 at 5:15p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/26 at 2:00p.m.
  • Thursday, 2/27 at 1:00p.m.

Chester Campus:

  • Monday, 2/24 at 5:00p.m.
  • Tuesday, 2/25 at 3:00p.m.
  • Wednesday, 2/26 at 1:00p.m.

Prospective members must attend one session at either campus to become a PTK member.  You can chose which chapter you would like to join (Tau Rho and Beta Omicron Omicron) at the information session.

Current PTK members are encourage to attend information sessions to help answer questions and talk with prospective members.

For more information, please contact Molli Channell or Dr. John Kirn.

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Commit to Complete

Calling all BOO members!

Join us on February 10th and 11th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm outside the Midlothian Library on the second floor of Hamel Hall in Commit to Complete, an event hosted by the BOO Chapter to encourage all JTCC students to complete an education at John Tyler!

There are always barriers that can get in the way of degree completion, but PTK has collaborated to provide information to all students to help in this process.

We will have information on numerous programs here at John Tyler as well as other resources to help you along your journey to completing an education.

Attendants will also get to sign our Commit to Complete board, which will also be displayed when students graduate. Hot chocolate and cookies will be provided!

Please contact officers or advisors for information on volunteering for Commit to Complete.  These projects do not reach their full potential without the help of members! Please volunteer what time you can.  Thank you.


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