Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

2020 Annual Report

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The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.


Phi Theta Kappa’s vision is to make the benefits of membership accessible to all deserving college students.

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Our Year at a Glance


Active Members




Engaged Members


Scholarships Awarded


Four-Year College Partners

What We Learned in 2020

Dear Students, Advisors, and Friends:

Providing opportunities for our members to grow as scholars and leaders is part of the Phi Theta Kappa Mission, but 2020 presented a unique set of challenges in our ability to deliver those opportunities. As community colleges and community college students were thrust into a virtual world, PTK quickly began exploring new and different ways to recognize our members for their academic achievements, guide them to transfer and employment pathways, and engage them in service-learning and undergraduate research.  

Along the way, we learned a lot. 

Our first-ever Virtual PTK Catalyst taught us the importance of making our events more inclusive.

“Virtual chapter engagement demonstrated the unwavering commitment of our chapter advisors to help our members make the most of their community college experiences—even amid a global pandemic.

Record member participation in our online transfer, employment, research, and soft skills courses showed us that our members are more focused than ever on their futures. 

We had more support from our four-year college partners, private foundations, and more individual donations than ever before in our history.  


Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner
Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, PTK President and CEO

As we reflect on the past year, we are grateful for the support and commitment of our staff and board members, chapter advisors, Regional Coordinators, college leaders, alumni, corporate partners, and friends of PTK. We move forward knowing that community college student success is a team sport, and it takes all of us to help students cross the finish line. 


Lynn Tincher-Ladner, Ph.D.
PTK President and CEO

Explore how we impacted student success in 2020

Preparing for Work, Supporting Transfer

Personalizing Outreach, Expanding Recognition 

Supporting Advisors, Engaging Members

Building Diversity, Increasing Degree Completion

Growing Partnerships, Giving Opportunities to Lead

2020 Year-End Financials