Alpha Iota Chi Chapter earns REACH Reward

Northeast State’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter recently earned special recognition for achieving a 17 percent membership acceptance rate in 2016.

The honor, known as a REACH Reward, recognizes chapters that excel in membership development with at least a 15 percent acceptance rate. The College’s Alpha Iota Chi Chapter will receive eight Phi Theta Kappa graduation stoles for use during spring commencement.

REACH is short for Recognizing Excellence in Acceptance and Completion with Honors.

“We couldn’t be more proud of these chapters and their impressive recruitment efforts,” said Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, PTK President and CEO. “They have set a true example for their peers, and their achievements and leadership will guide us well as we look toward the next 100 years.”

More than 400 Phi Theta Kappa chapters met or exceeded a 15 percent membership acceptance rate in 2016.  The hard work of these chapters led to an overall acceptance rate of 13.2 percent – the highest in the Society’s history.

To find the acceptance rate of each chapter, PTK divided the number of students accepting membership by the number of students eligible for membership during 2016. Also, the acceptance rate is weighted based on each individual college’s enrollment.

To further the recognition, advisors, and members of these chapters will also receive REACH Chapter Ribbons upon arrival at PTK Catalyst set April 6-8, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn.

For more information about the Northeast State chapter, contact Jane Honeycutt at 423.354 /2596 or


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