The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has been helping well-deserving students who achieve great academic heights for more than 100 years.
Each year, the organization determines the top colleges providing the best transfer student services to be named on their PTK Transfer Honor Roll. Newman University made the 2021 list for a fourth consecutive year.
Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Ph.D., said, “The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students. This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from a community college — equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”
Transfer Admissions Counselor Hollie Johnston said the university’s goal is to make the transfer process as seamless as possible for students and she was grateful to be recognized on the honor roll yet again.
Newman has approximately 250 transfer students.
“It is important that we recognize their classes because they have earned those credits and they may be transferring for a number of different reasons,” Johnston said. “These students have worked hard at a previous institution and we are glad they are deciding to choose Newman University as their next stop on their educational journey.”
The honor society provides opportunities for students to explore career paths and learn and develop important leadership skills to help them grow professionally. It also helps students reach their higher education goals by awarding scholarships.
Newman University recognizes PTK members by awarding the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Scholarship at the highest amount of $4,500.
Recipients must be PTK members prior to enrollment at Newman, have a cumulative 3.5 GPA, be on track to graduate with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or an Associate of Applied Science, be a first-time transfer student and be a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science candidate.
The scholarship, which is available for fall and spring semesters only, is renewable for up to four consecutive semesters as long as the student maintains at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA at Newman.