A total of 62 Phi Theta Kappa members are among the 73 recipients of the 2013 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships, the nation's largest private scholarship program. They received a total of more than $1.8 million for completion of baccalaureate degrees.
JACKSON, MS – Phi Theta Kappa has chartered a new chapter at J.F. Drake State Technical College in Alabama. In an April 16 chartering ceremony held on campus, 12 students were inducted as charter members of the Beta Upsilon Xi Chapter.
Jackson, MS – Fifty community college students from the United States, Canada, and the Federated States of Micronesia have been named 2013 New Century Scholars – receiving a total of $100,000 in scholarships.
Jackson, Mississippi - Twenty Phi Theta Kappa members have been selected as 2013 Guistwhite Scholarship recipients and will be recognized and invited to a special reception during Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention in San Jose, California, April 4-6.
Jeremy Mathis, who served as 2011-2012 International Vice President – Division IV, recently returned to Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado to deliver a speech on a topic he’s come to know well: college completion.
Jackson, MS – Selected as the first Oberndorf Scholars, 10 Phi Theta Kappa members have been awarded a total of $5,000 in scholarships. Selected from nearly 100 applications, the scholars receive scholarships of $500 each to further their associate degree studies.
Jackson, MS – Phi Theta Kappa CEO Dr. Rod Risley has been appointed by Dr. Kay McClenney, Director of the Center for Community College Student Engagement, to serve on the organization’s National Advisory Board.
The Alpha Beta Iota Chapter on December 5 officially kicked off the “Commit to Complete Challenge” at Walters State Community College in Morristown, Tennessee, urging students to not only complete college themselves but to also push each other forward on the path toward attaining a de
Jackson, MS – This spring, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society will award more than half a million dollars in scholarships to community college students who will be completing their associate degrees or transferring to a four-year college.
Phi Theta Kappa has received the prestigious Achievement of Excellence Award from the National Council on Student
Development (NCSD), in recognition of the Society's cumulative contributions over many years.
Hagerstown, MD – Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley told the crowd attending Hagerstown Community College's Completion Symposium October 12 that the U.S. has some catching up to do in terms of education and completion.
Canandaigua, New York – On October 3, more than 9,120 students pledged to complete their college credentials through a statewide Community College Completion Corps (C4) event held at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, New York.
St. Louis, MO - Ryan “Riley B.” Bell became an unlikely sensation Friday at St. Louis Community College's Commit to Complete Champions Rally - performing the song he wrote about college completion as hundreds of students, faculty and guests applauded, sang and danced along.
JACKSON, MS - Ten two-year college students have been named recipients of the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa Hites Transfer Scholarship, receiving a total of $75,000 to assist in the attainment of baccalaureate degrees.
Jackson, MS – Beginnings and completion are not often words heard together; but as this school year starts, Phi Theta Kappa chapters around the world are thinking about completion – already busily planning Community College Completion Corps (C4) events for their campuses.
Jackson, MS – Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), with the generous support of CAE Healthcare and L-3 Communications, Inc., have awarded $50,000 in scholarships to the 2012 Frank Lanza Scholars.
Jackson, MS – The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) recently made a donation of $5,000 to Phi Theta Kappa's Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship Fund as the Society's Foundation seeks to meet a second matching challenge to create a $500,000 endowment.
Eight Phi Theta Kappa students from Oregon community colleges were invited to participate in the recent Achieving the Dream Kickoff, aimed at guiding community college administrators toward the goal of increasing college completion on their campuses.
Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley and other staff members presented informative breakout sessions during the recent International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, held May 27-30 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, and hosted by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).
The 21st-Century Commission on the Future of Community Colleges, whose membership includes Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod A. Risley, has issued their landmark report, Reclaiming the American Dream.
The Alpha Kappa Kappa Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa from the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey, recently held a Commit to Complete Signing Day and Community College Completion Corps (C4) Summit. They gathered 219 signatures for completion commitments.
JACKSON, MS – The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) has received the 2012 Alliance for Educational Excellence Award, presented by Phi Theta Kappa to organizations providing exceptional support for higher education.
Phi Theta Kappa alumnus H. Ross Perot joined thousands of high school and college students, faculty, administrators and community leaders at his alma mater, Texarkana College in Texas, recently at a rally supporting the college and college completion.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society has received the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Commission for Student Development Award for “Outstanding Use of Technology” for the organization’s combined completion initiatives – including CollegeFish.org, C4 (Community College Completion Corps) and
Jacqueline Champs and her 10-year old son made an agreement: If she would go to college, so would he. This week Champs, her son Jacquan and daughter LeToya made another commitment, pledging to complete college, during ceremonies honoring the All-Mississippi Community College Academic Team.
Students who signed the commitment to complete at Ozarks Technical Community College receive regular motivational messages and reminders of completion resources from the Alpha Psi Tau Chapter, delivered by email.
Montcalm Community College’s Alpha Tau Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa sponsored a “Dream to Complete” week on its Sidney, Michigan, campus this fall to encourage its students to finish what they have started – their college credentials.
“Roads Scholar” Dr. Rod Risley has logged more than 100,000 travel miles in 2011 as an advocate for college completion. Dr. Risley’s speaking engagements have ranged from presentations to community college audiences to keynote addresses delivered to the nation’s leaders in higher education.
The Rocky Mountain-Cascade Region is conducting a Campus Blitz to raise awareness about Phi Theta Kappa and encourage all students to commit to complete their degrees. The regional officers intend to visit all campuses within the three-state region by the end of 2011.
Led by members of Alpha Theta Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, more than 1,000 Essex County College students kicked off their commitment to earn their college degree at a rally held at the Newark, New Jersey, campus.