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LMU’s transfer enrollment earns place on Phi Theta Kappa inaugural honor roll



Loyola Marymount University has been named a member of Phi Theta Kappa’s inaugural Excellence in Community College Transfer Honor Roll, along with 40 other top colleges and universities identified as having created dynamic pathways to support community college transfer.

The new recognition program aims to connect community college students with institutions who value their unique transfer experience and prioritize their success.

Applications were judged based on several factors, including 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.

“It is an honor to receive this distinction,” said Tom Gutto, LMU’s Director of Transfer Enrollment Services.  “To be one of only 40 PTK Honor Roll institutions speaks to LMU’s commitment to transfer students and our reputation as a transfer-friendly university.”

LMU’s Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, Dr. Maureen Weatherall, echoes this sentiment: “To be recognized by this organization for the tremendous effort we have devoted to ensuring transfer student success, is an honor and a testament to LMU’s capacity to recruit top-notch transfer students.”

According to Christin Grissom, Phi Theta Kappa’s Director of Scholarship Operations, colleges and universities who provide high-quality transfer programs benefit from the rich perspective and diversity community college students bring to the student body.

The 40 colleges and universities named will be recognized with the “Transfer Honor Roll” designation on Phi Theta Kappa’s online transfer support platform and at their annual convention in National Harbor, Maryland (April 7-9).  Phi Theta Kappa will also be releasing a study on the information provided in Honor Roll applications.

Phi Theta Kappa is the oldest, largest and most prestigious honor society recognizing students pursuing two-year degrees.  It is made up of more than 3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters in nine nations.