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


Melissa Mayer
Melissa Mayer
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3 Ways to Recruit More Members

3 Ways to Recruit More Members

This spring the Iota Zeta Chapter at Northeast Mississippi Community College received the greatest amount of free graduation regalia in Phi Theta Kappa’s REACH Rewards program. Here’s how they did it.
People of PTK: Valerie Castrillon

People of PTK: Valerie Castrillon

Alabama member Valerie Castrillon came to Jefferson State Community College lacking confidence, struggling with English and taking lower level classes. But joining Phi Theta Kappa and meeting alumnus and Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise changed her life and set her on a different path.
Membership Invitations Change Lives

Membership Invitations Change Lives

Phi Theta Kappa's new REACH Rewards program is about so much more than free stoles and tassels — increasing access to membership is changing lives.
The Two Things That Changed Everything

The Two Things That Changed Everything

For guest blogger and Texas alumnus George Melchor, Phi Theta Kappa and a scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation opened the door to an amazing future.
People of PTK: Robert Blank and Gayle Wyatt

People of PTK: Robert Blank and Gayle Wyatt

Phi Theta Kappa’s rich history is full of innovators who developed groundbreaking programming to recognize, support, and develop two-year college students. But only two can be credited with creating one of the Society’s most beloved events — Honors Institute.
Secrets of Success from the 2017 Most Distinguished Chapter

Secrets of Success from the 2017 Most Distinguished Chapter

During this year’s Hallmark Awards Gala at PTK Catalyst in Nashville, the Beta Lambda Mu Chapter at Lone Star College-CyFair Campus took home the top prize — learn how they did it.
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!
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.