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Dallman Capitalizes PTK Involvement at K-State

Dallman Capitalizes PTK Involvement at K-State

Dallman Capitalizes PTK Involvement at K-State

Silver Lake native Johnathan Dallman, a 2016 graduate of Highland Community College and member of Highland’s Alpha Zeta Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honorary organization for students at two-year colleges, has capitalized on his Highland PTK experience at Kansas State University.  K-State was recently named to the PTK Honor Roll for providing exemplary programs, initiatives, and benefits for community college transfers.

The award identifies four-year colleges and universities that support community college transfer through partnerships, academic and support programs, admissions outreach, scholarships and financial aid, and student engagement opportunities.  K-State, one of 65 honorees in the nation, was recognized for promoting engagement, collaboration, impact and achievements related to the transfer of community college students.

Dallman noted, “The transition from Highland to K-State was extremely smooth, and I had help every step along the way from the transfer coordinators, two academic advisors, as well as my research advisor, which Kansas State matched me up with perfectly. K-State has put me in a position to succeed with numerous scholarships, travel grants, leadership positions, and other life changing experiences.”

“As a former community college transfer before coming to K-State, I am thrilled by our university's designation to the honor roll,” said Dr. Pat Bosco, vice president for student life and dean of students. “Helping students meet their educational needs and make a smooth transition to the university is a proud part of K-State’s heritage. Our success in helping transfer students connect with and succeed at K-State would not be possible without the strong partnerships we have with our state's community colleges. We will continue striving to provide opportunities and academic support for transfer students, who are a vital part of our K-State community and tradition.”

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that recognizes students pursuing a two-year degree. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., it has more than three million members worldwide and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations. 

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