UF is one of 63 named to the list that Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society started compiling in 2016. UF also was included on last year’s inaugural list.
Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. It is comprised of more than three million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. The organization recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students by providing leadership and service opportunities.
List selection was based on engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement opportunities and institutional priorities. Information submitted in the application has the potential to support future transfer studies from Phi Theta Kappa.
Those named will be featured in the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Partners in Excellence publication, distributed to higher education leaders nationally, and will receive recognition on the organization’s website and at PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee on April 6-8.
Phi Theta Kappa CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner said the new recognition program reflects the growing importance of transfer in helping the U.S. achieve its college completion goals, and will promote further study and sharing of best practices.
“Increasingly, students of all ages and achievement levels are choosing the community college, not only as their first step, but also their first choice, in the pursuit of a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree,” Tincher-Ladner said. “With this designation, we hope to connect community college students with institutions who value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success.”
Tincher-Ladner added that colleges and universities who provide high-quality transfer programs benefit from the rich perspective and diversity community college students bring to the student body.
The University of Findlay has articulation agreements with several community colleges, offers one of the largest scholarship packages for students in the state of Ohio, and has a dedicated transfer team to help students at all other colleges and universities who wish to enroll at UF. For more information about transferring to UF, visit https://www.findlay.edu/admissions/transfer/