2017 Transfer Honor Roll to Highlight Best Colleges for Transfer Students

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll. This designation recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities for community college transfer.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. CT on December 16. This national recognition program is open to all regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institutions.

“The Transfer Honor Roll identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of community college transfer students,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO. “With this designation, we hope to connect community college students with institutions that value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success.”

There are five areas of evaluation, as determined by the latest research regarding support for community college transfer students:

1. Institutional Partnerships and Community College Collaboration
2. Pre-Transfer Institutional Support: Outreach, Admissions and Access
3. Post-Transfer Student Engagement and Support
4. Community College Data Tracking and Institutional Priorities
5. Transfer Innovations

Winners will be notified the first week of February 2017. The top-scoring institutions will receive the following:

  • A Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll Award Press Kit
  • National recognition through various media channels
  • Use of the official Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll Seal for marketing and promotion
  • Inclusion and recognition in the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Partners in Excellence publication, which is distributed to higher education leaders nationally
  • Phi Theta Kappa website, press release and social media acknowledgement
  • 8.5×11 certificate of recognition

Learn more and apply today. Email ptktransferhonors@ptk.org with questions.

View the 2016 honorees here.

Pearson Announces Student Advisory Board Members

Pearson Higher Ed has announced the 15 new members of its Student Advisory Board (PSAB) for 2016, and five of them are Phi Theta Kappa members.

Phi Theta Kappa members named as 2016 members of the PSAB include:

· Brendan Bennett – Lorain County Community College, Ohio
· Amanda Condon – Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas
· Ekeme Ekanem – Los Angeles Pierce College, California
· Juliet Mwirigi – University of Texas at Dallas, Texas
· Carmel Wright – University of California-Los Angeles, California

The application for the 2017 Pearson Student Advisory Board opens on November 11.

The PSAB is comprised of undergraduate students seeking to implement change and impact college classrooms across the country and world. Board members work directly with Pearson executives and product development teams to make real changes to products and services that in turn affect student success.

The application for the 2017 Pearson Student Advisory Board opens on November 11, learn more at their website, and read more about the newly-selected members here.