16 March We’re the Cover Story on Community College Week! March 16, 2016By Erin Cogswell General blog, college completion 0 Tweet We’re thrilled to share this story about Phi Theta Kappa, the success of our members and our potential for growth that was featured this week on Community College Week. Some highlights: “To glimpse at the numbers that define Phi Theta Kappa, the community college honor society, is to see an organization that is helping students thrive and prosper in a big way.” “ ’We have great potential to grow,’ said George Boggs, the former president and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges who recently was elected chair of PTK’s Board of Directors. ‘We want more students to be successful. That will be our focus going forward. If we could get half of the students who are eligible, we’d have a lot more students getting involved and being successful.’ ” “There is little doubt that PTK students are smart, but there are other reasons that account for the group’s success — particularly the emphasis on getting students deeply engaged in their own academic careers.” “ ’I have wondered for a long time why colleges are not more proactive about PTK, given its track record,’ said John Roueche, who led the Community College Leadership Program at the University of Texas for 41 years. ‘It would make no sense for colleges not to promote and market Phi Theta Kappa.’ ” Read the full story. Related Posts 51 Certified to Teach PTK’s Leadership Program ‘If You Want to Lead, You Need to Serve’ Ozarks Technical Community College Pays Member Fees for All Eligible Students 2-Year Colleges Matter, and You are the Proof Members Win #FreeCommunityCollegeStory Competition Forging the Future of Community Colleges Comments are closed.