NEWS & EVENTS
News and Events
SPRING 2013 PTK INDUCTION CEREMONIES
2010 HONORS Seminar Series
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2011 PTK ALL-USA ACADEMIC NOMINEES!
Pictured from left to right are David Spencer, Dr. Martha Nesbitt,
Kimberly Winsett, Dr. Margaret Venable, and Andrew Wilkinson.
PTK REGIONAL HONORS IN
ACTION LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
Paula Dyer, Lisa
Cunningham an Professor Snowden at the
PTK AT THE GSC CLUB FAIR
PTK Rho Mu Chapter sponsored a PTK info table at the Jan. 19th, 2011, GSC Club Fair to start of the new year. PTK members Karen, Lisa, and Paula pictured (L-R) set up and manned the table during the event.
PTK SUPPORTS FOOD DRIVE
Oconee PTK Rho Mu Chapter club members send canned
PTK AT GSC CLUB FAIR
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PTK All-USA Academic nominees from the Gainesville campus are Stephanie Martin Llanes and Luis Romero. From the Oconee campus are Ben Wentworth and Tristan Gravenor. Advisors attending were Gina Reed, Nina Lamson, and Ray-Lynn Snowden. Also pictured is last year's PTK All-USA Academic national winner from GSC, Juan Llanes, who attended this year's Awards Banquet with his wife, Stephanie Martin Llanes.
PTK ASSISTS IN HAITI
EARTHQUAKE RELIEF EFFORT
Community College Honor Society Offers Free
The extensive database, which will offer information on colleges and scholarships from a multitude of sources, is designed to be used in conjunction with traditional transfer advising to educate students, allow them to plan and make good transfer decisions and save time for already overworked community college transfer counselors.
"We have the responsibility of raising the aspirations of all students to complete a baccalaureate degree - so we are providing students with a tool to accomplish that aim," said Phi Theta Kappa Executive Director Rod A. Risley. "CollegeFish.org is for all students - traditional and non-traditional, part-time and full-time, first-generation college students and those traditionally under-represented in higher education."
The program, CollegeFish.org, consists of two major components, transfer tools for planning completion of a baccalaureate degree, and career tools for aiding career planning.
"Phi Theta Kappa members are automatically enrolled in CollegeFish.org, but access to the program can be available to all community college students from the moment they enroll in their first class," Risley said. In the near future, all community colleges will be notified of the procedure necessary to offer access to CollegeFish.org to all students enrolled on their campuses.
"Community college students, many of them first generation college students, generally do not know the how, what, where, and when with regard to planning for transfer and completion of a baccalaureate degree," said Risley. "These students wait too late to begin the planning process and are often locked out of admissions, scholarships, financial aid and housing opportunities at four-year institutions."
"CollegeFish.org resources will be accessible 24/7," Risley continued."Today's college students, and in particular community college students, conduct their research on the internet late in the evening and on weekends, due to family and job commitments. The internet is quickly becoming the first point of information acquisition for students."
The website will also contain articles to help students understand the terminology associated with planning for transfer, the sequence of tasks to be completed for transfer, a personal automatic calendar noting deadlines, and profiles on more than 2,000 four-year colleges. "One of our major goals is to introduce students to four-year colleges who are not only interested in recruiting them, but who are also eager to ensure their transfer success," said Risley.
For many years Phi Theta Kappa has operated the Transfer Connection, a database providing directory information on Society members to four-year college admissions officers, to facilitate recruitment efforts. As a result, more than 600 four-year colleges now designate $36 million in scholarships to Phi Theta Kappa transfer students.
The basic service provided through the Transfer Connection will be incorporated into CollegeFish.org. Through online profiles students will provide more detailed information about themselves, which will lead to the identification of four-year colleges and universities which are "better fits" to meet their needs and interests for transfer success.
The transfer component of the program will include enhanced capacities for managing scholarship searches for students, and initial capacities for community college transfer centers and advisors to research opportunities for their students and begin to monitor the progress of their students in the transfer process. Search capacities for four-year colleges for identifying prospective students to provide early advice on course transfer and articulation agreements will be included.
The career component, a second phase of the program, will assist community college students who are not planning to transfer to find career opportunities after earning their associate degrees.
Currently, any Phi Theta Kappa member may request an account by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Functionality for advisors and administrators should be completed later this year, including the ability for community college administrators to enroll all students interested in using CollegeFish.org. If you have questions, or would like to provide your email address for future updates of CollegeFish.org, please email email@example.com or call 866.286.8453.