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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa

Cumberland Officers

​​​​​​​Melissa StraubChapter President
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Hi, my name is Melissa Straub, and I am nineteen years old. I am a sophomore at Rowan College of South Jersey. I will start the nursing program in the Fall of 2021. After I graduate, I hope to become a traveling E.R nurse and help people around the world. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, riding my horses, and spending time with my friends and family.
Email: [email protected]

​​​​​​Vickie Wilde- Executive Vice-President
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Hello, my name is Vickie Wilde. I'm a sophomore at Rowan College of South Jersey, majoring in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and Social Services. In addition, I am a certified executive leader through the National Society of Leadership and Success. Immediately following graduation, I plan to enroll in the Bachelor of Social Service program at Georgian Court University. I want to help people who want to stop abusing alcohol and drugs. My ultimate goal is to become a Licensed Addiction Counselor. I enjoy advanced open-water scuba diving and spending time with my family and friends.
Email: [email protected]

Virgen Silva-Mendez- Chapter Secretary
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Hi, my name is Virgen (pronounced Ver-hen) Silva Mendez. I am finishing my associate degree in both Accounting and Finance this school year. Since I started attending RCSJ-Cumberland, I switched my major three times from Chemical Engineering to Mathematics to my current majors. I was never sure what kind of career I wanted; all I knew was that I wanted to help people somehow. Currently, I work as a tutor for the Tutoring Center and an Academic Coach assisting students in adjusting to the college environment. After graduation, I plan on pursuing a career in Accounting and becoming a foster parent. Fun fact: I love experimenting with my hair!
Email: [email protected]


Shanice Ruiz
PTK Advisor 
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Want to become an officer?
Students interested in becoming chapter officer are advised to become active in the Honor Society and meet with the current officer team and advisors to learn about the responsibilities of each position. If you are interested in filling one of the current vacancies, please contact Ms. Shanice Ruiz at the email provided above.​


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