For the second consecutive year, the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society has named Ohio Dominican University (ODU) one of the nation’s leaders in preparing students for lifelong career success with career-relevant knowledge and skills. ODU is one of only 122 colleges and universities across the country, and the only one in Central Ohio, to be named to PTK’s 2020 Transfer Honor Roll, which identifies the top four-year colleges and universities that have created dynamic pathways to support community college transfers.
Inclusion on the PTK Honor Roll is based on criteria that includes institutional engagement, collaboration, impact, and achievements related to the transfer of community college students. University partnerships, student support, admissions outreach, scholarships and financial aid, student engagement opportunities, and institutional priorities were also reviewed during the selection process.
“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner. “This award is given to four-year colleges and universities with proven outcomes for transfer success. They are the best at providing a supportive and smooth transition from community college – equating to increased rates of bachelor’s degree attainment for transfer students.”
“I am delighted that Ohio Dominican has been recognized by Phi Theta Kappa as a transfer-friendly destination for those who have studied at our region’s outstanding community colleges,” said ODU President Robert Gervasi, Ph.D. “We are grateful for the wonderful relationships we have forged with colleagues at our neighboring institutions to help ensure their students have access to the resources and support they need to transfer seamlessly to ODU so they may continue to prepare for a successful career and rewarding life."
“Our Preferred Pathway partnership with Ohio Dominican University has allowed us to pursue innovative initiatives and programs to better prepare students to pursue careers that are in-demand throughout Central Ohio,” said Columbus State Community College President David Harrison, Ph.D. “ODU serves as a wonderful destination for many Columbus State students who are looking to advance their education, grow professionally, and develop as a person.”
About Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier honor society recognizing the academic achievement of students at associate degree-granting colleges and helping them to grow as scholars and leaders. The Society is made up of more than 3.5 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in 11 nations, with approximately 240,000 active members in the nation’s colleges.