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Lee Named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll



Lee University is one of 78 colleges that have been named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2019 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in the development of transfer pathways. This distinguished honor is awarded to the top 25 percent of colleges who earned the highest transfer friendliness ratings by completing a transfer profile in PTK Connect.

PTK Connect, launched in the fall of 2018, is Phi Theta Kappa’s online tool that helps students find their “best-fit” colleges, career pathways, and more. Students can search for colleges, scholarship offerings or cost, and they can use the transfer friendly ratings to help evaluate the college best for them.

“Lee University is pleased to be named to the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll once again this year,” said Phil Cook, vice president for enrollment at Lee. “The transfer pathways provide a seamless transition into the academic programs at Lee, and the scholarship opportunities provide access for all Phi Theta Kappa students.”

The transfer profile reflects the transfer students’ experience at their colleges, as well as the strategies colleges are taking to support and enroll transfer students. The profile immediately gives colleges a transfer friendliness rating they can use to gauge how “friendly” their admissions and recruitment strategies are.

“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “We know community college transfer students perform as well as or better than non-transfer students at four-year colleges. It’s more important than ever before to highlight what these colleges are doing right to promote transfer success and to encourage others to follow suit.”

Lee University will receive a commemorative obelisk at PTK Catalyst, Phi Theta Kappa’s Annual Convention, and inclusion in the 2019 Phi Theta Kappa Partners in Excellence publication, which is distributed to higher education leaders nationally. Lee will also be acknowledged on Phi Theta Kappa’s website and media channels.

“There has never been a better time for transfer students to enroll at Lee University,” Cook said.

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. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 10 nations.

For more information about Phi Theta Kappa’s Honor Society, visit PTK.

For more information about Lee University admissions, visit ADM.
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