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PTK Alumni Pay it Forward With New Alumni Association Executive Board

January, 2019
  • PTK Alumni Kimbery May
    QCC graduate and PTK Alumni Association Vice President Kimberly May.

The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Zeta Theta (AZT) chapter has been an integral part in the lives of thousands of QCC students since it became a charter on April 8, 1980. On November 30, 2018 PTK took a giant step forward in its mission to support the people, programs and priorities of the PTK Society with the founding of the PTK AZT Alumni Association Executive Board.

“This association grew out of a need to keep connected with our PTK students after they have graduated and moved on in their lives. Our students want to continue to be a part of PTK and QCC after they’ve left here, and this association will give them a way to maintain that connection,” said PTK Advisor Bonnie Coleman.

The goals of the organization are to provide support to the PTK chapter and its members, as well as work on fostering personal and professional growth and relationships through networking, social events, leadership events, and community service. 

The newly formed Executive Board is made up of PTK alumni that include:

Advisor- Kayla Paterson is a 2016 QCC Elementary Education graduate and earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Anna Maria College. Ms. Patterson is currently a paraprofessional working with third and fourth graders in a nearby school district. She also works part-time in QCC’s PTK office.

President - Allen Phillips is a 2016 QCC Business Administration graduate. Mr. Phillips has been employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for the last 14 years. He recently retired after 20 years of working for the town of West Boylston as a firefighter and EMT. He earned his bachelor’s degree in December 2018 in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from the University of Alaska.

Vice President - Kimberly May is a 2017 QCC graduate. Ms. May earned degrees in General Studies and General Studies Healthcare. She is a Medical Assistant and Clinical Office Coordinator for the department of Neurology at Emerson Hospital. She also works part-time in the PTK office as an assistant and advisor.

Treasurer - Tony Sanders graduated from QCC with three degrees and one certificate. In 2017, he earned a certificate in Electronics Technology and a degree in Electronics Engineering Technology Biomedical Instrumentation option.

Secretary - Laura Loranger is a 2018 QCC graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts. Currently she works as an Executive Assistant on the Pro’s Real Estate Team.

Officer-at-Large - Sean Lauziere is a 2011 QCC graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in International Affairs from Northeastern University (Class of 2013) and his Master's of Policy Administration in 2014. In his current role, he works as a Senior Government Affairs Executive at Rave Mobile Safety.

Each board member will serve a two-year term.

“It is particularly exciting to serve the Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at a time when the leadership is actively working to increase the connections among all divisions in recognition of a community approach for the future; continuing to foster a ‘community’ within and beyond community college,” said Ms. Patterson, a 2016 QCC Elementary Education graduate.

To learn more, contact the PTK Alumni office at 508.854.4411 or email ptkaztalumni [at]