Texas A&M-Kingsville recognized on Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll

KINGSVILLE - March 30, 2017

Contact: Julie Navejar
Email: julie.navejar@tamuk.edu
or Phone: 361-593-2590


Texas A&M University-Kingsville was one of only 65 colleges and universities in the nation to be recognized a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll which recognizes the top four-year colleges and universities for creating dynamic pathways to support community college transfer students. 

Winners were selected 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.

Phi Theta Kappa CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said the new recognition program reflects the growing importance of transfer in helping the U.S. achieve its college completion goals and will promote further study and sharing of best practices. 

“Increasingly, students of all ages and achievement levels are choosing the community college, not only as their first step, but also their first choice, in the pursuit of a quality, affordable bachelor’s degree,” Tincher-Ladner said. “With this designation, we hope to connect community college students with institutions who value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success.”

Just over five percent of the enrollment at Texas A&M-Kingsville are transfer students. Prior to the start of each semester, transfer students go through an orientation geared just for them. There also are special activities throughout the year especially for transfer students.

Texas A&M-Kingsville has memorandums of understanding that streamline the transfer process with a number of community colleges in Texas including the Alamo Community College and the Lone Star College districts, Del Mar College, Blinn College, Laredo Community College, El Paso Community College, South Texas College, Midland College, Southwest Texas Junior College, Texas Southmost College, Wharton County College and Texas State Technical College in Harlingen.

The 65 colleges and universities will be featured in the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa Partners in Excellence publication and will receive recognition on Phi Theta Kappa’s website and at PTK Catalyst, their annual convention.

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