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The Reach

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


Erin Cogswell
Erin Cogswell
Erin Cogswell's Blog
5 Tips to Help Veterans Succeed in College

5 Tips to Help Veterans Succeed in College

In honor of Military Service Appreciation Month, 2016-17 International President and Army veteran Andrew Porter offers advice to fellow veterans on succeeding in college.
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.
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.
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.
Crossing the Ice, Daring to Dream

Crossing the Ice, Daring to Dream

Learn more about Ann Bancroft, the renowned polar explorer who will join us at Honors Institute 2017 as a keynote speaker.
Kutztown University Establishes PTK Transfer Scholarship

Kutztown University Establishes PTK Transfer Scholarship

This new scholarship from the four-year college in Pennsylvania will award $1,000 to eight incoming transfer students. Apply by May 1.
Why Community College was a Perfect Fit for Me

Why Community College was a Perfect Fit for Me

It’s Community College Awareness Month! PTK alumna Faviolanny Rath shares why she chose a community college—and how she gained a new family.
Finding Family through Scholarship & Mentorship

Finding Family through Scholarship & Mentorship

New York member Daniel Owusu’s pursuit of a college education hasn’t been without challenges; here, he recounts his move from Ghana to the U.S. and how the Pearson Scholarship for Higher Education has allowed him to stay on track.