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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
Members Win #FreeCommunityCollegeStory Competition

Members Win #FreeCommunityCollegeStory Competition

Both first and third place in Heads Up America’s video competition went to Phi Theta Kappa members in Florida and California, respectively.
Welder Finds Skills, Family in Phi Theta Kappa

Welder Finds Skills, Family in Phi Theta Kappa

Kegan Forrester joined Phi Theta Kappa to become more involved on campus; he didn’t realize he would also be gaining skills he could use in his future career as a welder.
2017 Transfer Honor Roll to Highlight Best Colleges for Transfer Students

2017 Transfer Honor Roll to Highlight Best Colleges for Transfer Students

Four-year colleges and universities are invited to apply for this designation, which showcases their best practices for community college transfer students.
NCLEX®…Let’s Do This!

NCLEX®…Let’s Do This!

Nursing students — our friends at Hurst Review have broken the NCLEX® process down into eight easy steps for you. They’re even going to help some of you pay for it.
Two Added to Presidential Advisory Board

Two Added to Presidential Advisory Board

Dr. Colleen Smith from Arizona and Dr. Kimberly Krull from Kansas join 33 other college presidents on this special advisory board.
A Cooke Scholar's Journey from Nepal to Cornell

A Cooke Scholar's Journey from Nepal to Cornell

Think you’ll never land that big scholarship or get into your dream school? Meet Sagar Chapagain, an alumnus from Maryland who felt the same way…until he did both.
7 Tips for Acing Your Fall Scholarship Application

7 Tips for Acing Your Fall Scholarship Application

International Officer Alexa Greer shares seven easy ways you can get your scholarship application moved to the top of the pack.
First Person: “I’ve learned a lot about who I am”

First Person: “I’ve learned a lot about who I am”

Connecticut member Jason Moeck shares how Phi Theta Kappa was more than just another club; it became a true community that made his college feel like home — and gave him an edge in a job interview.
‘Better Make Room’ for a Better Future

‘Better Make Room’ for a Better Future

American University student and PTK alumnus Dennis Murphy shares how a few simple text messages can greatly improve your chances at completing college.
Idea to Borrow: Offer a Discounted Membership Fee

Idea to Borrow: Offer a Discounted Membership Fee

The Sigma Lambda Chapter found unique ways to create buzz during its Fall Awareness Week, including a targeted outreach to faculty and staff and a discounted membership fee for one week only.