Posted on October 6th in PTK News

Phi Theta Kappa Publishes First Student Leadership Journal

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has published Change Makers: Phi Theta Kappa Journal of Student Leadership, the first journal showcasing leadership among community college students. View the inaugural issue here.

Change Makers features 15 projects that high-achieving students planned and implemented under the direction of their college administrators to improve the collegiate community and campus environment. The projects covered a range of topics, including “Improving Access to Financial Resources” and “Helping Students During an Unexpected Transition.” Despite the many challenges students faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were nearly 430 projects submitted for possible inclusion in the journal.

“We all know the key to success in college is driven by student engagement,” PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “These 15 projects are the very best examples of how students can work with their college leadership to affect change on their campuses and in their communities. We are proud to showcase their good and important work.”

The work represented in Change Makers is part of PTK’s College Project program, which encourages students to work with their college administrators to develop leadership- and service-based projects that support the mission of their colleges and generate positive changes on their campuses. The projects highlight PTK’s commitment to cultivating and acknowledging student excellence and scholastic success.

“In publishing this journal, we celebrate the leadership of community college students,” said Dr. Blake Ellis, PTK’s Chief Engagement Officer. “The work they undertake on their campuses matters and is a critical example of the impact engagement can have not only at their colleges but also on the students themselves.”

Phi Theta Kappa chapters from the following colleges are featured in the 2021 issue of Change Makers:

  • Brazosport College, Texas
  • Cañada College, California
  • College of DuPage, Illinois
  • Grayson College, Texas
  • Horry-Georgetown Technical College, South Carolina
  • John A. Logan College, Illinois
  • Labette Community College, Kansas
  • Lone Star College – Montgomery, Texas
  • Mesa Community College, Arizona
  • Motlow State Community College, Tennessee
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College, Mississippi
  • Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan
  • Onondaga Community College, New York
  • Polk State College, Florida
  • Temple College, Texas

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 countries, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges. Learn more at

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