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The Reach

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

I AM PTK: Sam Jones

I AM PTK: Sam Jones

Alumnus Sam Jones took a leap of faith when he moved to the United States in 2011 to pursue an education; it paid off when he was named a Jack Kent Cooke Scholar.
I AM PTK:  Alumnus and Journalist John Sepulvado

I AM PTK: Alumnus and Journalist John Sepulvado

Phi Theta Kappa alum and award-winning broadcast journalist John Sepulvado tells us how questioning everything led to a career in public radio and saved his life.
Help Us Reconnect with PTK Alumni

Help Us Reconnect with PTK Alumni

We’re gearing up for the #PTKPartyOfTheCentury next April in Kansas City, and we want as many alumni members there as possible. Here’s how you can help — and how someone from your chapter can attend for free.
Why YOU Should Be a Faculty Scholar

Why YOU Should Be a Faculty Scholar

The 2018/2019 Faculty Scholar Application is now available, and advisors, alumni, and Advisors Emeriti may apply. Let the most recent Faculty Scholars tell you why you should — and give you some application tips.
People of PTK: Dr. Rebecca Hernandez

People of PTK: Dr. Rebecca Hernandez

California alumna Dr. Rebecca Hernandez is living her dream while protecting the environment.
25 Named to Alumni Advisory Board

25 Named to Alumni Advisory Board

See who has been selected to represent their regions and divisions on this new board aimed at reconnecting and re-engaging PTK’s alumni.
Why an Active Alumni Association Matters

Why an Active Alumni Association Matters

Upon transferring to the University of Mississippi, three former International Officers saw the value of an active alumni association — and quickly got to work reviving the one on their campus.
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.
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.
People of PTK: Christina Boyce

People of PTK: Christina Boyce

Meet Super Alumna Christina Boyce, and don’t forget to nominate alumni like her for Alumni Awards of Appreciation, due February 15. By day Phi Theta Kappa alumna Christina Boyce works at a law firm in Edwardsville, Illinois—but she also doubles as a chapter advisor and secretary of the Illinois Regional Alumni Association (IRAA).