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The Reach

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


Erin Cogswell
Erin Cogswell
Erin Cogswell's Blog
Reflecting on Honors Institute 2018

Reflecting on Honors Institute 2018

Division 4 International Vice President Philippe Schicker shares his perspective of Honors Institute 2018, held June 18-23 at Villanova University in Pennsylvania.
To Increase Membership, Communication Counts

To Increase Membership, Communication Counts

Through consistent communication, the Indiana Region saw an increase in membership and a record number of Five Star Competitive Edge completions among its members.
International Student Finds Family in PTK

International Student Finds Family in PTK

When international student Alessandra Chimienti left her family in Italy to have an adventure and pursue her education in California, she found a second family in Phi Theta Kappa.
I AM PTK: Dr. Lillie McCain

I AM PTK: Dr. Lillie McCain

As students and advisors prepare to dive into PTK’s Leadership Development Studies curriculum at Honors Institute, meet one woman who has been instrumental in certifying instructors for the last 20 years.
How to Conduct Academic Research

How to Conduct Academic Research

As you begin working on your Honors in Action Project for the year, take a minute to brush up on your academic research skills.
Trustees Award Nominations Due Aug. 29

Trustees Award Nominations Due Aug. 29

Thank your college’s Board of Trustees for its support — nominate it for a Board of Trustees Hallmark Award by August 29.
PTK Offers Second Chances, New Opportunities for Incarcerated

PTK Offers Second Chances, New Opportunities for Incarcerated

In the year and a half since Phi Theta Kappa extended membership to those incarcerated and on parole, two chapters have been particularly successful in offering second chances and new opportunities to their newest members.
I AM PTK: Emily Froimson

I AM PTK: Emily Froimson

Phi Theta Kappa Foundation Trustee Emily Froimson has dedicated her life to helping nonprofit organizations give educational opportunities to students in need.
New Transfer Scholarship: St. Lawrence University

New Transfer Scholarship: St. Lawrence University

Check out this brief Q&A for details on the newest transfer scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members: $5,000 per year to St. Lawrence University in New York.
Four College Fair Follow-Ups

Four College Fair Follow-Ups

Whether you’ve already attended a college fair or you’re preparing for one in the coming months, you’ll want to keep these four next steps handy.