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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
People of PTK: Willie Chavez

People of PTK: Willie Chavez

Seven years ago, the birth of a brown-eyed boy named Julian changed the course of this Illinois member’s life, pulling him away from gang violence and incarceration and pushing him toward a college education and a better life for them both.
Why Soft Skills are Essential to a Successful Career

Why Soft Skills are Essential to a Successful Career

Your college education may help you land a job, but you’ll need soft skills to truly excel. Five Star member Stephen Twum Barimah explains.
New Transfer Scholarship: Roanoke College

New Transfer Scholarship: Roanoke College

See details on the newest transfer scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members to Roanoke College in Virginia.
A 4-Day PTK Crash Course

A 4-Day PTK Crash Course

Officers of the Alpha Zeta Eta Chapter in Texas share a look at the four-day Phi Theta Kappa training course that has prepared them to lead in the year ahead.
People of PTK: Michael Husser

People of PTK: Michael Husser

From playing bass for Little Richard and working on NBC’s The Tonight Show to teaching high school students, California alumnus Michael Husser has led one interesting life.
5 Ways to Maximize Your Headquarters Visit

5 Ways to Maximize Your Headquarters Visit

Want to come visit us at the Center for Excellence? Here are five tips that will help you get the most out of your trip.
How to Bring Honors Institute to Your Chapter

How to Bring Honors Institute to Your Chapter

The 2017 Honors Institute is behind us…so, now what? How do you take what you learned back to your chapters? Florida member Michael Onuchovsky has some ideas.
Honors in Action Research Made Easy

Honors in Action Research Made Easy

Overwhelmed at the thought of conducting research for your Honors in Action Project? This guide makes it easy.
New Transfer Scholarship: Ursinus College

New Transfer Scholarship: Ursinus College

Check out this brief Q&A to learn about the newest transfer scholarship offered exclusively to Phi Theta Kappa members: a merit-based renewable scholarship for $30,000 a year to Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.
Hallmark Awards in Depth: Honors in Action

Hallmark Awards in Depth: Honors in Action

This in-depth guide offers quick tips to take your Honors in Action Project from the planning stage through to the Hallmark Award application process.