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The Reach

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

“PTK Changed Everything for Me”

“PTK Changed Everything for Me”

PTK alumna Rashida Jones was told she wasn’t smart enough for college, so she turned to selling drugs and was arrested. Almost 10 years later, when she knew she needed to change the direction of her life, she found a more positive support network in Phi Theta Kappa and achieved more than she’d ever thought possible.
Honors Institute Gives Glimpse of Grad School

Honors Institute Gives Glimpse of Grad School

Thinking about graduate school? You’ll get a good preview of the experience at Honors Institute.
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.
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.
How PTK Gave Me a Competitive Edge

How PTK Gave Me a Competitive Edge

For Texas member Veronica Sanders, Phi Theta Kappa was simply the first step toward gaining the confidence to lead and the courage to succeed.
Preaching to the Humanities Choir

Preaching to the Humanities Choir

Pi Omicron chapter officers spoke to the Community College Humanities Association on the connection between the humanities, Phi Theta Kappa and student success — and they picked up some valuable job skills in the process.
Let’s #KISS: Keep It Simple & Study!

Let’s #KISS: Keep It Simple & Study!

International Vice President Sydney Pemberton shares seven study habits that will help you be successful as you prep for final exams.
Your Chance to Change Higher Education

Your Chance to Change Higher Education

Two Phi Theta Kappa members serving on the Pearson Student Advisory Board share the impact they’re making on higher education and encourage you to apply for the next seats.
Celebrate International Education Week - November 14 - 18, 2016

Celebrate International Education Week - November 14 - 18, 2016

Take advantage of a truly international experience without leaving home in a webinar with the Beijing Language and Culture University.
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.