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Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa

Cumberland Officers

​​​​​​​​​​Melissa StraubChapter President
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My name is Melissa Straub, and I am a second-year nursing student. After graduation, I plan on attending Liberty University, where I will pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing with a pre-licensure in Global Studies. My ultimate goal is to eventually be a pediatrician nurse practitioner and help children in third-world countries. I enjoy reading all genres of books, riding my horses, hiking, and spending time with my friends and family.​
Email: [email protected]

​​​​​​Kayla Ortiz- Executive Vice-President
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My name is Kayla Ortiz and I am excited to serve as the Executive Vice-President of our chapter this year! I graduated from Egg Harbor Township High School and began my academic journey here at RCSJ last fall. I am a Criminal Justice major and plan to pursue a career in law. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, hanging out in Ocean City, and attending lots of concerts!
Email: [email protected]

​​​​​​Rigoberto Silva Mendez- Vice-President of Membership
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My name is Rigoberto Silva Mendez, and I am pursuing an associate degree in Liberal arts. I want to transfer to a University to complete a bachelor's degree in computer science. I have high hopes of becoming a data scientist and helping non-profit organizations optimize their data to create very effective plans for marketing purposes. I love working in my community garden and helping my community in any way I can.
Email: [email protected]

​​​​​​Jennifer Osorio-Vice-President of Hallmarks
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My name is Jennifer Osorio, and I graduated from Vineland High School and continued my journey here at RCSJ last fall. I am a Biological Science major and plan to become a Vet for small animals. I also work on campus as a peer mentor for Adelante Juntos. Outside of school, I enjoy going to the gym, hanging out with my friends and family, going to concerts, making TikToks, and overall, just enjoying life while I’m young.
Email: [email protected]

Patricia R. Ortega- Chapter Secretary
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My name is Patricia R. Ortega. I am attending Bridgeton high school and I am in the early college program. In the future I want to study in the field of medicine and become a radiologist. I love taking care of my younger sister. I aspire to become a great role model in her life. In my free time I enjoy learning about fairies and pixies.
Email: [email protected]


MIchael Lemon
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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