JACKSON, Mississippi — The University of Mount Union is proud to announce that it has once again been named to the 2021 Transfer Honor Roll by the Phi Thetha Kappa (PTK) Honor Society for its dynamic pathways to support transfer students.
The Transfer Honor Roll recognizes four-year colleges and universities that have developed transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students. Colleges were selected based on their Transfer Friendliness Rating, which is determined by the Transfer Profile they create in PTK’s online student tool, PTK Connect.
The Transfer Profile asks questions about admissions practices, cost of attendance, campus life, recruitment practices and peer reviews. It is meant to reflect what the transfer student experience is like at their colleges, as well as the strategies colleges are taking to support and enroll transfer students.
“Mount Union values our transfer student population. Much of the support we provide is based on their voices,” said Marci Muckleroy, director of transfer and readmission at Mount Union. “In other words, when transfer students talk, we listen, so we can work their needs into university practices and policies to make transferring easy.”
I love being a transfer student at Mount Union because it feels like family,” said Khari Wilcox ’21, a sport business major of Ypsilanti, Michigan. “Everyone gets home sick at times, but my family (teachers and administrators) have always had my back! Being a senior, I look back to first walking on campus and meeting Ms. Marci and how she accepted me with open arms. I always know that I will be part of a family forever!”
Mount Union was one of only six institutions in Ohio and 150 across the nation to earn a place on the Transfer Honor Roll.
“The Transfer Honor Roll reflects the growing importance of recognizing and responding to the needs of transfer students,” Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Dr. Lynn Tincher-Ladner said. “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.”
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.