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The Reach

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

Why We Offer Second Chances to Inmates

Why We Offer Second Chances to Inmates

As International President James Elliott attended a recent induction and graduation ceremony at Eastern Correctional Institution in Maryland, he was reminded yet again that he is not alone — that both an education and PTK membership can have a profound impact on an inmate’s life.
How to (and Why You Should) Recruit Career-Tech Students

How to (and Why You Should) Recruit Career-Tech Students

PTK isn’t just for transfer students! As you recruit new members this fall, make sure you understand how to target career and technical education students in your outreach — and why you should.
Our Best Tips for Combatting Scholarship Obstacles

Our Best Tips for Combatting Scholarship Obstacles

Don’t let anything stand between you and your scholarship. Read on for our best advice for overcoming obstacles in each step of the scholarship process.
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.
5 Tips for Conducting an Effective Meeting

5 Tips for Conducting an Effective Meeting

Don’t make your meeting an event to dread. Use these five tips to plan and conduct an effective meeting that respects your audience’s time and takes care of business.
New Transfer Scholarship: The University of Alabama

New Transfer Scholarship: The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama is the latest four-year college to offer a transfer scholarship exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members — and this one is especially for out-of-state students: $6,000 a year for two years.
Everything You Need to Know About Writing a Speech

Everything You Need to Know About Writing a Speech

You’ll likely be asked to write and give at least one speech in the year ahead. This piece from our Competitive Edge curriculum breaks down the key elements a good speech should contain so you can prepare with confidence.
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.
Land Your Dream Job with Employment Edge

Land Your Dream Job with Employment Edge

PTK’s new Employment Edge curriculum is here to help you chart your career path, nail the interview, and get the job of your dreams.
5 Ways to Create a More Inclusive Chapter

5 Ways to Create a More Inclusive Chapter

As you recruit new PTK members this fall, make sure you’re emphasizing diversity and creating an inclusive environment.