Schriever, LA – Fletcher Technical Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) is one of 609 chapters across the nation being recognized for their efforts to bring the life-changing benefits and opportunities of PTK membership to even more students on their campuses in 2019.
The recognition is part of PTK’s REACH Rewards program, which celebrates and rewards Phi Theta Kappa chapters excelling in membership development. More than 121,600 students across the world became PTK members in 2019.
“Congratulations to our fine Theta Kappa honor Society on this milestone,” commented Fletcher Chancellor, Dr. Kristine Strickland. “I am so very pleased that more students will have the opportunity to experience the fellowship of academic excellence with their community college peers.”
A full 91 percent of Phi Theta Kappa members will complete an associate degree or transfer to a four-year college, compared to just 38 percent of students nationally. Members have access to $46 million in scholarships — $2 million in competitive scholarships through the Phi Theta Kappa Foundation and more than $44 million in transfer scholarships to over 800 four-year colleges. They can search for these scholarships and others, as well as transfer-friendly institutions and career pathways, on PTK Connect™.
Through exclusive PTK EDGE™ curricula, members learn how to navigate the often-tricky transfer process, build essential soft skills, and develop expertise to help them find employment. Members also have free access to PTK’s custom leadership program, which uses open sources to guide the development of personal leadership philosophies.
Jacqueline Richard became the Advisor of Fletcher’s PTK chapter last fall. Under her leadership, the club raised funds to pay for the one-time membership fee of $68 to students not able to pay it by holding monthly bake sales, and monthly pizza sales at Fletcher’s Thibodaux facility. The club also participated in Fletcher’s Fall Fest and completed the PTK Five-Star Advisor Plan. These activities have enabled the club to move from a One Star Level, to a Two Star Level.
As a 2020 REACH Chapter, Fletcher will be rewarded with free graduation stoles for their members. More than 5,300 stoles will be awarded. Graduation at Fletcher as a PTK member is extremely rewarding, as students are recognized as a member at the graduation ceremony, they receive a PTK seal on their diploma, and have the option to wear the PTK tassel and stole.