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The Reach

All the latest information, news and stories to inspire and inform Phi Theta Kappa members

People of PTK: Andrew Kirkpatrick

People of PTK: Andrew Kirkpatrick

This welding student from Missouri has proven a lot of people wrong, and he’s just getting started.
25 Years of Setting Apart the College Experience

25 Years of Setting Apart the College Experience

Setting apart the college experience through an unparalleled personal growth opportunity — that’s how Distinguished Alumnus, former White House Fellow, television host, and best-selling author Wes Moore described Phi Theta Kappa’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum: “It taught me how to excel in the world.”
Explore Chicago to Learn How the World Works

Explore Chicago to Learn How the World Works

Think education is all about listening to lectures? Not at Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 Honors Institute, where you’ll learn by diving in, discovering, and discussing.
See the Next Generation of Great Comedians

See the Next Generation of Great Comedians

Chicago’s well-known iO improv team will perform “Whirled News Tonight” for Honors Institute attendees.
Pianist to Bring “Chicago” to Life at Honors Institute

Pianist to Bring “Chicago” to Life at Honors Institute

Torn between classical music and ragtime, piano pioneer Ethan Uslan found a way to combine the two genres. Don’t miss his performance at the 2017 Honors Institute!
A Passion for Fashion

A Passion for Fashion

Fashion lovers—get ready for a glimpse into the world of the fashion industry when designer and entrepreneur Maria Pinto speaks during Honors Institute 2017.
Historian to Provide Chicago Perspective for Honors Institute

Historian to Provide Chicago Perspective for Honors Institute

Chicago historian Dr. Domenico Ferri will open Phi Theta Kappa’s 50th Honors Institute at Loyola University, June 5-10.
5 Things to Know about Honors Institute

5 Things to Know about Honors Institute

Alabama member and 2016-17 Social Media Intern Lionel Barzon reflects on his first Honors Institute and lays out the five things you can expect to experience there.
Boost Your Regional Programs with a PTK Grant

Boost Your Regional Programs with a PTK Grant

Regional Coordinators: Apply now for one of up to 20 grants of $5,000 each by May 5!
When It Comes to REACH Rewards, Recruitment is Key

When It Comes to REACH Rewards, Recruitment is Key

In this month’s Best Practices piece, Dr. Aariel Charbonnet gets the lowdown on REACH Rewards in an interview with PTK’s Director of Membership Services, Heather Schmidt.