PCCC Students Elected as Regional Officers of International Honor Society
Carolina Ramos Bonilla (right) and Nicolette Carpenter were elected as regional officers of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), an international honor society for two-year colleges. Carolina was elected president and Nicolette became the North District president, both of the PTK Middle States Region. Elections were held last month at the Phi Theta Kappa 35th Middle States Regional Convention in Galloway, New Jersey. Both young women have demonstrated leadership excellence in Alpha Eta Chi (AEC) the PCCC chapter of PTK.
A biology major, Carolina enrolled in PCCC as an EOF student in the summer of 2020 and became a PTK member shortly after, serving in several capacities, including as vice president of fellowship of AEC. Carolina acted as leader of the PTK College Project which helped to develop her leadership skills. “This is what made me realize I can accomplish more than I ever thought,” says Carolina who decided to take it to the next level and run for regional office. “I want to represent our school and our chapter and demonstrate that it is never too late to show how much potential you have as a person and how much you can accomplish while working with others.”
Nicolette, who is majoring in Humanities/Liberal Arts, says AEC has been “an awesome experience,” for her. She aspires to a career as a human rights or environmental science lawyer. In her work on the PTK College Project, Nicolette served as a financial literacy instructor, an opportunity that sparked her desire for leadership. “I love being a leader,” she says. “That is what initially drew me to run for regional office.” Looking ahead, Nicolette is most excited about the connections with others that she will experience in her new role. “I love talking to people and exchanging ideas and would love to use that to provoke positive change within the region and our communities.” Congratulations to our new Middle States Region officers.