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The Reach

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

Why I Give: Michelle Gietl

Why I Give: Michelle Gietl

Few things are better than giving — giving gifts to those you love, giving thanks for what you have, and giving back to the world around you. Why give? Let’s ask donors who contribute to the PTK Foundation.
7 Tips for International Officer Candidates

7 Tips for International Officer Candidates

International Officer applications are now available, and Division 3 Vice President Carol Comer has seven tips for those seeking office.
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.
MythBusters! Separating College Transfer Facts from Fiction

MythBusters! Separating College Transfer Facts from Fiction

Don’t rule out transferring to a four-year school just yet! We’re debunking the four most common myths about college transfer to prove you’re just the kind of student selective schools want.
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.
Finding Hope by Studying the Holocaust

Finding Hope by Studying the Holocaust

A journey to Jerusalem gave Alabama advisor Dr. Liesl Ward Harris a renewed sense of hope and a new drive for justice and peace. It was made possible by Phi Theta Kappa’s Marshall Award.
5-Step Prep for PTK Catalyst Speaker Jeff Henderson

5-Step Prep for PTK Catalyst Speaker Jeff Henderson

PTK Catalyst 2019 keynote speaker Chef Jeff Henderson went from cooking crack cocaine to cooking some of the most celebrated meals at renowned Las Vegas restaurants. Get to know him, and make plans now to see him in Orlando, Florida, in April.
You Can Be Someone’s Champion

You Can Be Someone’s Champion

After struggling with self-harm, Division 2 Vice President David Parker got a fresh start at his college. In his PTK family, he found the champions he needed to keep going.
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.
Your Prospective Transfer School Tracker

Your Prospective Transfer School Tracker

Having trouble keeping up with the many moving parts that come with transferring to a four-year college? Kaplan Educational Foundation has a free simple worksheet that will change your life.