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Phi Theta Kappa

PTK Officers

​​Ashton PaladinoChapter President
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Ashton is a sophomore at RCSJ and will graduate in Spring 2021. On top of being the Chapter President for Phi Theta Kappa, she is also a member of the Intern Scholarship Program here at RCSJ. She is majoring in Pre-Veterinary because of her unconditional love for animals, and her goal to advocate for animal welfare and protecting homeless and abused animals. In the future, she wants to become a veterinarian who specializes in emergency surgery, nutrition, rehabilitation, and equine medicine. She currently works at Cross Keys Animal Hospital in order to further her education in the veterinary field. Her hobbies include skateboarding, playing video games, horseback riding, reading books, volunteering at animal shelters and rescue programs, creating art, gardening, and playing/teaching soccer.

Alexandra Jovanovic Foka - Executive Vice President 
Alexia.jpgAlexandra is in her sophomore year at Rowan College of South Jersey. She came from Greece a couple years ago to find more opportunities for a better future which helped her find love for psychology. Alexandra attends RCSJ to help advance her education before transferring to Rowan to finish my bachelors in psychology. Her parents have been a great support with want she wants to do with her life by always being there for her. They are the ones who decided to move to America for her to have more opportunities in her life and she is beyond grateful for them. Alexandra likes to work hard and to challenge herself and feels a great honor of not only being a member in PTK but also becoming an officer. Lastly, she would like to thank all of you that supported me through her endeavors.

Carla Reyes-Miller - Vice President of Membership and Communications Carla.jpg

Carla is divorced, and a mother of 5 adult children. She has experienced the tragedy of losing a child at the age of 19 due to gun violence.  As a result of this tragic loss, she has committed herself to encourage teenagers while providing real street life and wisdom.  Today, Carla is a supportive advocate to families who may have lost a child or a loved one due to gun violence.

Carla is committed to her faith and loves Jesus, the one who has been “my refuge and my strength my very present help in times of trouble." Psalms 46:1

Her hobbies include community outreach, the beach, amusements parks (yes, she love rides) and loves to travel.

Emily Olson - Vice-President of Hallmarks
Emily Olson.jpgEmily is a sophomore at RCSJ and a senior in high school.  She enjoys creative writing, watching TV, and chatting with friends both on- and offline.  Her major is English, and she hopes to one day become a published author, as well as working in the book publishing industry.  When not working on school, she is often at the library or volunteering at her church. 

Sandy Castillo Luna - Chapter Secretary IMG_0200 2.JPG
Sandy Castillo Luna will be serving as the Chapter Secretary for Phi Theta Kappa this year. She is currently majoring in Biology and plans to graduate from RCSJ by 2021. She is also part of the Women in Stem Club on campus as well. Her future goal is to end up working in the medical field after college. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and loves to travel. 


Shawn J. Rutter
PTK Advisor​​​

Jackie Thomasson
PTK Advisor 

Want to become an officer?
Phi Theta Kappa Elections are held in May of each year. Students interested in petitioning for elections in the Spring are advised to become active in the Honor Society and meet with the current Officer Team and Advisors to learning about the responsibilities of each position.