Phi Theta Kappa has placed Friends University on its 2017 Transfer Honor Roll, which recognizes excellence in community college transfer pathways. Friends University is one of only 65 institutions in the nation to receive this honor, and it is the only private university in Kansas listed.
This is the second year since Phi Theta Kappa created the transfer honor roll, and Friends University has received this recognition both years. The selection was 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-Landner, Phi Theta Kappa’s president and CEO.
“We are honored by this award as it shows that our goal to create a welcoming community for transfer students is being achieved,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, Friends University’s president. “We make it very convenient for students who want to transfer to Friends University. We have articulation agreements with a variety of community colleges in the region, and we offer dual advising opportunities where community college students can meet with our academic success coaches to ensure their credits will seamlessly 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 premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of community college students to grow as scholars and leaders. Phi Theta Kappa is made up of more than 3.2 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.