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UK Recognized for Support of Community College Transfer Students

Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll seal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2018) The University of Kentucky is one of 112 colleges and universities named to the Phi Theta Kappa 2018 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities creating dynamic pathways to support transfer students.

Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders.

Open to all regionally accredited baccalaureate degree-granting institutions, Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll recognizes excellence and success in community college transfer pathway development. To be considered, participating institutions complete an application detailing their community college transfer programs. Applications are evaluated in the areas of scholarship and financial aid, admissions outreach, student support services and student engagement opportunities.

"As the only institution in the Commonwealth to be selected for the 2018 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll, we are excited to continue to pave the way for community college students throughout the country to further their education in Kentucky," said Sara Price, UK's transfer admissions director. "Community college students bring unique experiences and contribute diverse perspectives that enhance the academic community. This honor recognizes the University of Kentucky's newly expanded transfer efforts and promotes the university as a destination for transfer students from around the country."

Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner said the recognition program reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of community college transfers and promoting and sharing best practices for transfer success.

“Increasingly, students of all ages and achievement levels are choosing the community college, not only as their first step, but also their first choice in the pursuit of a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree,” Tincher-Ladner said. “These students are scholars, leaders and global citizens, and it has been shown over and over that they do as well as students beginning college at a four-year college or university.

“In order to ensure their continued success, the Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success among transfer students at the four-year college.”

Transfer Honor Roll colleges will be recognized at PTK Catalyst 2018, Phi Theta Kappa’s annual convention, in Kansas City, Missouri, April 19-21, 2018.

Members of the 2018 Transfer Honor Roll are:

Adelphi University (NY)

Alderson Broaddus University (WV)

Angelo State University (TX)

Antioch University- Midwest (OH)

Appalachian State University (NC)

Arcadia University (PA)

Arizona State University

Baldwin Wallace University (OH)

Baylor University (TX)

Becker College (MA)

Bellevue University (NE)

Bethel University (MN)

Carroll College (MT)

Cleveland State University (OH)

Concordia College- New York

Dallas Baptist University (TX)

Delta State University (MS)

DePaul University (IL)

East Stroudsburg University (PA)

East Texas Baptist University

Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Michigan University

Eckerd College (FL)

Emerson College (MA)

Friends University (KS)

Georgia Southern University

Georgian Court University (NJ)

Hampshire College (MA)

Hofstra University (NY)

Illinois State University

Iowa State University

Kansas State University

Kean University (NJ)

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

La Salle University (PA)

Lake Forest College (IL)

Lee University (TN)

LeTourneau University (TX)

LIM College (NY)

Lipscomb University (TN)

Long Island University (NY)

Louisiana Tech University

Loyola Marymount University (CA)

Loyola University Chicago (IL)

Madonna University (MI)

Marquette University (WI)

Marylhurst University (OR)

Menlo College (CA)

Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)

Miami University (OH)

Mississippi State University

Mississippi University for Women

Newman University (KS)

North Carolina Wesleyan College

North Central College (IL)

North Dakota State University

Northland College (WI)

Northwest Nazarene University (ID)

Oakland University (MI)

Ohio University

Oklahoma Baptist University

Peru State College (NE)

Randolph-Macon College (VA)

Regis University (CO)

Rider University (NJ)

Roanoke College (VA)

Rollins College (FL)

Rutgers University- Newark (NJ)

Saint Mary's College of California

Saint Peter's University (NJ)

Seattle University (WA)

Southeast Missouri State University

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Springfield College (MA)

St. Edward's University (TX)

State University of New York College at Cortland

Temple University- Fox School of Business (PA)

Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University- Kingsville

Texas A&M University- Texarkana

Texas Tech University

The College of Saint Rose (NY)

The Ohio State University

The University of Alabama at Birmingham

The University of Arizona

The University of Kansas

The University of Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Tampa (FL)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The University of West Alabama

Trine University (IN)

University of California San Diego

University of Central Florida

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

University of Kentucky

University of Missouri- St. Louis

University of North Texas

University of Northern Iowa

University of Toledo (OH)

Ursuline College (OH)

Utica College (NY)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Wayne State University (MI)

Webster University (MO)

Wesley College (DE)

West Liberty University (WV)

West Texas A&M University

Wichita State University (KS)

William Woods University (MO)

Wilmington College (OH)

York College of Pennsylvania (PA)

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