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All the latest information, news and stories to inspire and inform Phi Theta Kappa members

First Person: “It’s always about expectations.”

First Person: “It’s always about expectations.”

A four-year college transfer recruiter shares the one question he hopes you’re asking representatives at college transfer fairs.
Rocket Science, Soap and Everything in Between

Rocket Science, Soap and Everything in Between

Meet George Pandya, a member from Colorado who has worked in rocket science, published a paper through Cornell and co-founded a non-profit. Oh, and he’s only 18.
First Person: Leadership Seminar Promotes “the Best in All of Us”

First Person: Leadership Seminar Promotes “the Best in All of Us”

As an advisor, Dr. Aldena Harris hopes to groom her members to be student leaders. Here, she shares how her recent attendance of Phi Theta Kappa’s Leadership Instructor Certification Seminar is the first step in doing just that.
How You Can Increase Member Involvement

How You Can Increase Member Involvement

International President Andrew Porter has learned some great ways to increase member participation, and he’s sharing them with you.
When Changing a Story Changes a Family

When Changing a Story Changes a Family

At 20, member Ebony Nava was a homeless, single mother with a second-grade education and custody of her six younger siblings. Today, she’s at Wellesley College.
Meet the Newest Members of the PTK Foundation

Meet the Newest Members of the PTK Foundation

Steve Mulhollen will serve as Interim Executive Director and CEO, and Fredrica Packnett will serve as Executive Assistant and Donor Services Coordinator.
Five Star Reporting Form Now Available

Five Star Reporting Form Now Available

You can now report your chapter’s 2016 activities to be counted toward your goal in the Five Star Chapter Plan.
From Minnesota to Harvard: “It’s been an incredible journey.”

From Minnesota to Harvard: “It’s been an incredible journey.”

In 2011, Michael Dwyer-Clonts enrolled at his local community college in Minnesota and joined the Beta Xi Gamma Chapter; five years later, he’s published a book and will graduate from Harvard.
Tincher-Ladner Receives Two National Appointments

Tincher-Ladner Receives Two National Appointments

Phi Theta Kappa’s President and CEO has been asked to serve on committees related to student development and engagement.
Need to Recruit New Members? Start with Your Faculty

Need to Recruit New Members? Start with Your Faculty

Ideas to borrow from the Alpha Lambda Zeta Chapter: give college faculty an FAQ sheet on Phi Theta Kappa so they can encourage their students to join, and have a marketing class adopt your chapter to evaluate your recruitment materials.