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

Why I Consider the Orlowski Award to be PTK’s Highest Honor

Why I Consider the Orlowski Award to be PTK’s Highest Honor

Former International President Kevin Braden on the story behind the Orlowski International Officer Candidate Award and why he believes it’s the most important PTK award a member can receive.
Changing Lives, Giving Hope in an Alabama Prison

Changing Lives, Giving Hope in an Alabama Prison

James Elliott shares his first experience as an International Officer: chartering PTK’s first chapter solely for those incarcerated.
PTK Catalyst is over. Now What?

PTK Catalyst is over. Now What?

Here are a few things that you can do to use your PTK Catalyst experience to create change in your life and in the life of your PTK chapter.
The Alpha Chapter is Back

The Alpha Chapter is Back

Phi Theta Kappa’s 101st year will bring the first induction ceremony for the Alpha Chapter in more than 60 years.
I AM PTK: James Elliott

I AM PTK: James Elliott

Newly elected International President James Elliott shared his story at a breakfast for college presidents hosted by Phi Theta Kappa. Read his speech here.
2-Year Colleges Matter, and You are the Proof

2-Year Colleges Matter, and You are the Proof

Did you miss PTK President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner’s keynote address at PTK Catalyst? Read the transcript now.
How One ‘Sketchy’ Class Changed My Life

How One ‘Sketchy’ Class Changed My Life

Illinois member Tyson Jenkins shares how Phi Theta Kappa erased the community college stigma in his mind and set him up for recognition, scholarships, and a family for life.
Achieve Your Goals with the Ellucian Pathways Scholarship

Achieve Your Goals with the Ellucian Pathways Scholarship

The 2019 Ellucian Pathways Scholarship will award a total of $100,000 to 20 students to help them complete their education. Learn more and apply today!
PTK Catalyst 2019 Hallmark Awards Gala Recap

PTK Catalyst 2019 Hallmark Awards Gala Recap

It’s a wrap! Our highest chapter awards have been given, and the 2019-2020 International Officer team has been sworn in.
Finding Joy in Phi Theta Kappa

Finding Joy in Phi Theta Kappa

Couldn’t make it to PTK Catalyst 2019? Read International President Elda Pere’s speech, delivered during the opening general session on Thursday, April 4.