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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Blood Drive Rescheduled

The blood drive originally scheduled for January 22, 2014 will now be held on Tuesday, February 18th 2014 in Hamel Hall, room H109 from 10a.m.-4p.m.

Pre-registration will begin on Tuesday, February 11th and continue until the 17th.  The sign-up sheets will be available outside of the library on the second floor of Hamel Hall.   Volunteers are needed to staff the sign-up tables.  Please stop by and help whenever you are available.

If you would like more information on donating blood or volunteering for the pre-registration tables, please contact any of the chapter officers or advisors.

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Blood Drive Help Needed!

Want to help John Tyler and the local community at the same time?  Support BOO and the Virginia Blood Services by volunteering your time and/or blood to help folks all around the state.

BOO is looking for volunteers to help staff the sign-up table on 1/15, 1/16, and 1/21. It is much easier to get people to register when there is someone to tell them why donating blood is so important!  The sign-up table is located outside the Midlothian library on the second floor of Hamel Hall.  Contact Molli Channell or Dr. John Kirn for more information on how you can help.  And remember- you can use this volunteer time towards your free tassel courtesy of BOO!

The blood drive will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd from 10a.m.-4p.m. in Hamel Hall, room H109. If you are available to donate, please sign-up at the table and visit us on the 22nd.

Thank you for your time and help!

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January Officer’s Meeting- 1/16/14

Please join the BOO officers and advisors for our monthly meeting on January 16, 2014 at 4:00p.m. in Eliades Hall, room E301.  Officer 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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Angel Tree

Please help PTK-BOO support John Tyler’s participation in the Angel Tree program by providing for a child BOO has adopted.

BOO has selected Isaiah, a 12 year old boy.  Isaiah asked for:

  • PSP (PlayStation Portable) games
  • Pants, size 14
  • Shirts, size large
  • Shoes, size 9

All clothing, toys, or money towards presents are due by Monday, December 2nd.  All donations must be new and unused.  Please leave tags on all clothing and gifts. Also, please provide any gift receipts for items purchased in case exchanges need to be made by Isaiah’s parents.

Donations or gifts can be given to any of the advisors or BOO officers.   Items can also be dropped off to the Midlothian Library- Hamel Hall, H202.

If you would like to donate money to help purchase items for Isaiah or if you have any questions about the program or how to help, please contact Dr. Kirn, Ms. Channell, or Dr. Vaccarella.

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Final Days for the Thanksgiving Food Drive

Next week is the deadline for the Thanksgiving Food Drive sponsored by BOO.

If you would like to donate, please place items in either drop-box located in Eliades Hall- E320c or in Hamel Hall outside of the library.

We are still in need of the following items:

  • Packaged cookies and treats
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned gravy or gravy mix
  • Instant potatoes

If you know of a family (including your own) that is in need of assistance this Thanksgiving, please contact Sandra Kirkland to nominate them to receive a dinner.

If you would like to volunteer time to help organize and distribute food items, please contact Dr. Vaccarella, Dr. Kirn, or Ms. Channell for information on how to help!

Thank you for your support!

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BOO’s Thanksgiving Food Drive is underway!

Please help the Beta Omicron Omicron Chapter give back to the John Tyler community this holiday season by collecting canned and non-perishable food items for deserving JTCC families.

The food drive will run through Monday, November 18th. The drop-off location is outside of Dr. Vaccarella’s office in Eliades Hall- E320c.

The following items are being collected:

  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Instant potatoes
  • Boxed stuffing
  • Packaged cookies/treats
  • Canned or packaged gravy
  • Other staple holiday food items

If you know of a deserving family (including your own) that you would like to nominate, please contact Sandra Kirkland at

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PTK Officers Meeting on Thursday–All are Invited!!

Our next PTK Officers meeting is Thursday, 10/24 at 4:00 in Eliades Hall, E301. While we call it an officers meeting, it is for ALL MEMBERS.  I know many of you who have recently joined are anxious to get involved.  This is your chance.  We will be planning events for the remainder of the year and discussing what we’d like to do in the spring as well.  Please come by and help us!!  You’ll also be able to meet our newest PTK faculty adviser, Ms. Molli Channell, who is a research librarian and technology guru at the Midlo library! Email me [Dr. Kirn,] if you have any questions.  See you there!

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Thanksgiving Food Drive for JTCC Families!

During the first few weeks of November, PTK will be collecting canned food items to help provide a Thanksgiving dinner for the families of one or more needy John Tyler students.  The collection box will be outside Dr. Vaccarella’s office in Eliades Hall–E320C.  Among the items you can bring are canned vegetables, boxes of stuffing, canned fruit, boxes of cookies, potatoes or instant potatoes, and gravy packets or canned gravy. Last year a local business donated the turkies and we hope that will happen again.  More information will be posted at the end of this week.  Please participate and help the families of fellow students.

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