Friends University among 40 institutions named to Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

Phi Theta Kappa has recognized Friends University as a member of the inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer. Friends University is one of only 40 institutions across the nation and the only private university in Kansas to receive this honor.

The award was received based on engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students as well as partnerships, support, admissions outreach, scholarships/financial aid, student engagement, opportunities and institutional priorities.

“[The] Transfer Honor Roll Program identifies colleges and universities that understand the unique needs of community college transfer students and applauds the dynamic pathways these colleges have created to continue fostering student success at the four-year college,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, president and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa.

Friends University has been acknowledged with the “Transfer Honor Roll” designation on Phi Theta Kappa’s online transfer support platform,, and special recognition at Phi Theta Kappa’s 2016 annual convention in National Harbor, Md., April 7-9.

“We are excited to receive this award as we have implemented steps to make it more convenient for students to transfer to Friends University,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, Friends University president. “We’ve developed articulation agreements with a variety of community colleges in the region and created dual advising opportunities where community college students can meet with our academic success coaches to ensure their credits will seemlessly transfer.”

Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.