When the nearly 1,300 2013 graduates of Broome Community College and their guests gathered in Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton, New York, on May 23, they had no idea who their commencement speaker would be.
Jackson, MS – Dr. Rod Risley, Executive Director and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa, was the keynote speaker at St. Charles Community College in Missouri during its 25th annual commencement on May 18, which celebrated the accomplishments of more than 840 graduates of the class of 2013.
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
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.
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 – 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.
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).
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).
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.
“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.