Today, November 19, Phi Theta Kappa celebrates its 95th birthday! For 95 years we have focused our energy on recognizing and honoring the top students from two-year colleges, developing true servant leaders who are the best of the best at their colleges and in their communities.
On Wednesday, Phi Theta Kappa took its Honors Institute attendees out to the ballgame to see the Honors Study Topic, The Culture of Competition, at play. The evening’s lecture sponsor Leanne Jardine even got in on the action, throwing out the first pitch of the evening.
Phi Theta Kappa member Carolyn Lanzkron has become the 19th Goldwater Scholar from Massachusetts Bay Community College, continuing a trend of excellence among the Alpha Kappa Lambda chapter’s members and science majors.
We have recently implemented a single sign-on process allowing users to log in to any Phi Theta Kappa site, and then navigate to all other sites powered by Phi Theta Kappa without having to log in again. This new process requires users to create a web account using their email address as th
Jackson, MS – Ryan Austin Palmore, Phi Theta Kappa’s 2012-2013 International President and a student at IVY Tech Community College in Indianapolis, Indiana, has been appointed to serve on Phi Theta Kappa’s Board of Directors, Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley has announced.
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
Phi Theta Kappa recently recognized and honored staff members who have reached milestone years of service with the Honor Society, including Executive Director Dr. Rod A. Risley for 35 years of service.
Alpha Epsilon Rho Chapter member Robert Rowe has made history! A student at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington, Rowe is the first community college student ever to be named to the college's Board of Trustees.
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.
The link between history's great thinkers, writers and humanitarians and today's public safety and emergency services personnel may not be obvious; but the men and women working in these fields see the ups and downs of actual humanity every day, as life illustrates art and history and has much of
The 2012 Regional Officers of the Mississippi/Louisiana Region recently held their annual strategic planning meeting at the Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters in Jackson, Mississippi, discussing their goals for the upcoming year.
Phi Theta Kappa alumnus and former International President Cassius O. Johnson has joined Carnegie Corporation of New York as a Program Officer, continuing years of service in education that began with him accepting membership into the honor society.
Day Three of Phi Theta Kappa's 2012 Honors Institute carried a sports theme, with author Taylor Branch first discussing the treatment of players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, followed by National Football League Hall of Famer Willie Lanier telling students to define themselves
The second day of Phi Theta Kappa's Honors Institute stirred emotions with the story of a journalist held in captivity and a look at capitalism in the culture of competition throughout history and in America today.
More than 450 Phi Theta Kappa members, advisors, alumni and staff kicked off the 45th Honors Institute at the University of Denver on June 18 in the most unlikely of ways given the excess of technology available today: by watching a silent movie accompanied by a live pianist.
JACKSON, MS – Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley has been on the road this spring, serving as commencement speaker at Mesa Community College, Arizona, (May 11), Atlantic Cape Community College in New Jersey (May 17) and Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico (May 23).
JACKSON, MS - Dr. E. Ann McGee, President of Seminole State College in Florida and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Board of Trustees, received a 2012 Fulbright Community College Administrator Seminar Program Award that recently took her to Russia for meetings with higher education administrators to determine opportunities for partnerships with U.S. community colleges.
JACKSON, MS – Phi Theta Kappa has chartered its first exclusively online chapter at Ashford University. In an April 29 chartering ceremony 222 students became charter members of the new Beta Tau Chi Chapter.
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 deadline for applying for Phi Theta Kappa's spring scholarships, using the Common Application, has been extended to April 18. Spring scholarships include Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarships, Geico Business Student Scholarships and Frank Lanza Memorial Scholarships.
Phi Theta Kappa International Vice President Esteban Smith was among students welcoming His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, Prince Richard, to H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in the British Virgin Islands.
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.
Phi Theta Kappa members and participants have received Certificates of Completion and Certificates of Participation for their work with Cohort 7 of Leadership Development Studies: A Humanities Approach, offered as a non-credit opportunity on Facebook.
Twenty advisors have received 2012 Annual Convention Scholarships, covering registration for them and a chapter member. The member’s registration in the pre-Convention Phi Theta Kappa Academy is also included (advisors pay no Academy registration fees).
It is with great sadness that Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Dr. Rod Risley announces that Dr. Jack Guistwhite, for whom the Guistwhite Scholar Program was named, and creator of the first transfer scholarship for Phi Theta Kappa members, has died in Boca Raton, Florida, at the age of 94.
Online applications for Phi Theta Kappa’s Hallmark Awards must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. CST February 1– less than a month away. The 2012 Hallmark Awards will be presented at Phi Theta Kappa's Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, April 12-14.
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.
Phi Theta Kappa Headquarters staff members were recognized for outstanding leadership, dedication and service in recent ceremonies at the Center for Excellence, which also celebrated Society achievements in 2011.
Phi Theta Kappa's website ptk.org has a new look, featuring customized sections for advisors, officers, members and alumni. Users should click the Log In icon on the site and enter their log in credentials to access their user dashboards and customized information and resources.
Phi Theta Kappa members and participants have received Certificates of Completion and Certificates of Participation for their work with Cohort 6 of Leadership Development Studies: A Humanities Approach offered as a non-credit opportunity on Facebook.
Phi Theta Kappa member Su Meck, a recent graduate of Montgomery College in Rockville, Maryland, talked about her inspiring life story, going back to college and her involvement with Phi Theta Kappa on NBC's Today Show Monday, June 13.