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College Promise Launches #BecauseWeWill, a National Student Voices Campaign

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:11pm

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --College Promise announces a national expansion of the #BecauseWeWill campaign.

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --College Promise announces a national expansion of the #BecauseWeWill campaign.
  • "College Promise is proud to sponsor the #BecauseWeWill campaign and empower students to share their stories.
  • Student voices remain critical as we reimagine our higher education ecosystem to be more affordable, accessible, and equitable for all Americans," said Dr. Martha Kanter, CEO of College Promise.
  • For more information about the #BecauseWeWill campaign, visit www.becausewewill.org
    College Promise is a national, nonpartisan initiative to build broad public support for accessible, affordable, quality College Promise programs across the United States.

Twenty of the Nation's Top Community College Students Named to 2021 All-USA Academic Team

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 1:15pm

and BOSTON, March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Twenty of the nation's top college students have been named to the 2021 All-USA Academic Team and will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.

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  • and BOSTON, March 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Twenty of the nation's top college students have been named to the 2021 All-USA Academic Team and will each receive a $5,000 scholarship.
  • The 2021 All-USA Academic Team is sponsored by Cengage , with additional support from Phi Theta Kappa and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).
  • The All-USA Academic Team will be officially introduced and recognized during AACC's annual convention, to be held virtually on May 13.
  • Bernard Harrigan of Palm Beach State College (PBSC) in Florida was one of the 20 students named to the All-USA Academic Team.

Bellevue University Named Top College for Community College Transfer Students

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:01pm

The Honor Roll recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities nationwide for creating dynamic and innovative pathways to support community college students.

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  • The Honor Roll recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities nationwide for creating dynamic and innovative pathways to support community college students.
  • Dr. Mary Hawkins, Bellevue University President, noted that Phi Theta Kappa is important in encouraging and recognizing the scholarship of community college students.
  • After helping more than 20,000 community college transfer students earn their bachelors degrees, our experience confirms that our most successful students are those who first earn an associate degree, said Dr. Hawkins.
  • They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college equating to increased rates of bachelors degree attainment for transfer students.

Elizabethtown College Named to Phi Theta Kappa 2021 Transfer Honor Roll

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 5:38pm

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Elizabethtown College has been named to the 2021 Transfer Honor Roll list by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society .

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  • ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa., Feb. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Elizabethtown College has been named to the 2021 Transfer Honor Roll list by the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society .
  • PTK annually recognizes institutions for displaying excellence in the development and support of dynamic and innovative transfer pathways for community college transfer students.
  • This year, PTK named just 150 colleges and universities to its 2021 Transfer Honor Roll.
  • Elizabethtown College already has established Dual Admissions Programs with several community colleges including Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), Harford Community College (HCC), and Reading Area Community College (RACC).

Stephens College named Top Transfer-Friendly College

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 1:15pm

COLUMBIA, Mo., July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephens College ( https://www.stephens.edu/# ) is one of only 78 colleges nationwide named to Phi Theta Kappa's 2019 Transfer Honor Roll.

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  • COLUMBIA, Mo., July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephens College ( https://www.stephens.edu/# ) is one of only 78 colleges nationwide named to Phi Theta Kappa's 2019 Transfer Honor Roll.
  • Stephens College is where PTK was founded and is home to the Alpha Chapter of the organization.
  • This year, three new initiatives furthered that commitment: The Stephens Solution: College Affordability Plan ( https://www.stephens.edu/admissions-and-aid/stephenssolution/ ), which reduced tuition by $8,250 for all students; the introduction of a more seamless and proactive transfer process with Community College students; and new scholarship opportunities for transfer students ( https://www.stephens.edu/admissions-and-aid/financial-aid2/transfer-scho... ).
  • "We know community college transfer students perform as well as or better than non-transfer students at four-year colleges.

The College Promise Campaign Announces 2019 Student Voices Video Competition

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 6:30pm

WASHINGTON, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The College Promise Campaign announces its 2019 Student Voices Video Competition, with support from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

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  • WASHINGTON, April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The College Promise Campaign announces its 2019 Student Voices Video Competition, with support from Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
  • "We want to hear from students," said Rosye Cloud, VP of the College Promise Campaign.
  • The Campaign will accept student video submissions from April 15, 2019, to July 15, 2019.
  • For more information on the 2019 Student Voices Video Competition, visit the College Promise Campaign's website here .

Cuyahoga Community College Graduates Eligible For $3,000 Scholarship

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 3:00pm

CINCINNATI, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Institute & University and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)have formed a partnership to provide a seamless and cost-effective pathway from an associate degree at Cuyahoga Community Collegeto a bachelor's degree at UI&U.

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  • CINCINNATI, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Union Institute & University and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C)have formed a partnership to provide a seamless and cost-effective pathway from an associate degree at Cuyahoga Community Collegeto a bachelor's degree at UI&U.
  • "Cuyahoga Community Collegegraduates who transfer into UI&U undergraduate programs will receive a scholarship of $100 discount per credit hour for the first 30 credit hours of registration up to $3,000.
  • Members of Phi Theta Kappa will receive an additional first semester $500 scholarship.
  • New partnership agreements include Ivy Tech Community College, Chatfield College, Southern State and others that will be signed in the next few weeks."

Cengage Partners with Phi Theta Kappa Foundation to Offer Free Cengage Unlimited Subscriptions to College Students

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 4:35pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced it is providing 1,000 college students with a free semester of Cengage Unlimited, the new subscription service for college course materials.

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  • KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Cengage, an education and technology company, today announced it is providing 1,000 college students with a free semester of Cengage Unlimited, the new subscription service for college course materials.
  • The subscriptions will be made available through a partnership with the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Foundation.
  • "The cost of course materials, which can rival tuition at some two-year schools, can have a big impact on whether college students are successful," said Michael Hansen, CEO, Cengage.
  • For more information about Cengage Unlimited, please visit Cengage.com/unlimited or stop by the Cengage booth at PTK Catalyst, April 19-21.