PTK Names Belhaven University to Transfer Honor Roll for Sixth Consecutive Year

June 25, 2024 (Jackson, Miss.) - For the sixth consecutive year, Phi Theta Kappa Honor (PTK) Society has nationally recognized Belhaven University for its commitment to transfer students.

Belhaven University is one of 228 colleges and universities in the United States named to PTK’s 2024 Transfer Honor Roll. The distinction honors four-year institutions that develop pathways to excellence and success among community college transfer students.

“We are truly honored to receive this prestigious accolade, which underscores the dedicated efforts of our staff in supporting transfer students,” said Suzanne Sullivan, Associate Vice President for Enrollment. “We want our transfers to have the same care and support that our freshmen have and that is why we have an enrollment counselor dedicated to work with students that are transferring from another institution.”

Belhaven University was included with other prestigious colleges and universities such as University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, Rollins College, and University of Illinois.

“The goal of most students attending community college is earning a bachelor’s degree, but few do because of financial barriers and the complexity of the transfer process,” says Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner, President and CEO of Phi Theta Kappa. “We are proud to recognize the exceptional colleges and universities that go above and beyond to create accessible pathways to bachelor’s degree completion for community college transfer students.”

The Transfer Honor Roll is determined by 40 key metrics related to the support and success of transfer students, including college cost and financial aid, campus life for transfer, admission practices, and bachelor’s degree completion. The Transfer Honor Roll is chosen from among the top 25 percent highest-rated colleges.

Sullivan adds, “We also offer specific scholarship opportunities to those that are recognized as Phi Theta Kappa members. We are committed to partnering with students to make it affordable to finish their degrees.”

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 10 nations.