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The Reach

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

I AM PTK: Shawn Zamani

I AM PTK: Shawn Zamani

Florida member Shawn Zamani knew very little English when he moved to the United States in 2012, but that never slowed him down. This fall, he’s heading to England as a 2019 Gates Cambridge Scholar.
I AM PTK: Jazzmin Mitchell

I AM PTK: Jazzmin Mitchell

Tennessee member Jazzmin Mitchell is heading to Lipscomb University this fall with a full ride — and it wouldn’t have happened without the Golden Opportunity Scholarship.
I AM PTK: Taylor Kim

I AM PTK: Taylor Kim

After graduating in 2018, California member Taylor Kim needed a gap year to figure out her next move. An internship with Snapchat and an apprenticeship with Nike helped her focus — and made her fearless.
I AM PTK: Mouhamad Diallo

I AM PTK: Mouhamad Diallo

As Iowa alumnus Mouhamad S. Diallo prepares to start graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley this fall, he shares how community college readied him to attend the selective school.
I AM PTK: Veronica Plante

I AM PTK: Veronica Plante

This 19-year-old California member will have her short film shown at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival in France.
I AM PTK: Christopher Hunt

I AM PTK: Christopher Hunt

See how a life-changing fortune cookie gave 2018-19 International Officer candidate Christopher Hunt the confidence to seek office and the motivation to keep going when he didn’t win.
I AM PTK: Elliott Tanner

I AM PTK: Elliott Tanner

Ten-year-old Elliott Tanner found that he fits in perfectly at Normandale Community College, where he’s four classes away from having two associate degrees.
I AM PTK: Josh Pickering

I AM PTK: Josh Pickering

Think transfer students can’t get into selective colleges? Meet PTK alumnus Josh Pickering, who is in his first year at Stanford University’s School of Medicine.
I AM PTK: Walter Carr

I AM PTK: Walter Carr

After walking 20 miles overnight to work, Walter Carr was given a car in a story that went viral over the summer. He’s using his newfound fame to give back to those who made him who he is.
I AM PTK: Rahul Kane

I AM PTK: Rahul Kane

Chapter advisor Rahul Kane is creating courses to make his curriculum more affordable for students, and he recently received a $25,000 grant for his innovation.