CAC students Cristal DeSantiago, Jenna Bishop, Kristi Hill, Rachelle Black, Liliana Flores, and Wynonna Pulma have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society All-Arizona Academic Team.
DeSantiago is a history major at the Aravaipa Campus. She intends to transfer to Northern Arizona University, where her objective is to achieve a master’s degree in history. Cristal plans to use her degree to gain a position at a museum, preferably overseas. While attending CAC she has assisted at the Saddle Brooke Food Bank, catered for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona and fostered dogs.
As a student at the San Tan Campus, Bishop is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and is on the President’s honor list. She plans to transfer to Northern Arizona University to earn her bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management. Though she has many career goals, she ultimately hopes to run a hotel of her own where both her guests and coworkers can feel safe and appreciated.
Hill, a current student at the Signal Peak Campus, plans to transfer to Northern Arizona University to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and ultimately earn her Master of Science in Nursing. Her career goals are to become a nurse educator. She served as a front-line worker during the Covid-19 pandemic while attending classes. She is active in her community as a Sunday School children’s leader.
Black is a Medical Laboratory Technician major at the Signal Peak Campus. She will be transferring to Arizona State University College of Health Solutions to obtain a BAS in Medical Laboratory Sciences. Her goal is to earn a Doctor of Medicine degree and work as a Clinical Geneticist to research and develop a cure for hereditary health conditions. She volunteers her time with the Rural MV elders COVID assist initiative, at Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary School, and at Monument Valley Community Health Center as a native language translator. Additionally, she is a National Society of Collegiate Scholars nominee and member.
Flores is an art major and will transfer to Arizona State University to further develop her skills as an artist. Her career goal is to obtain the required degrees that will enable her to teach art. As a student at the Superstition Mountain Campus, she serves as Vice-President of College Project in Phi Theta Kappa. She helped create a food drive sponsored by PTK and represented the disabled community at the Pinal County Food Bank.
Pulma will complete an Associate of Business and pursue a bachelor’s degree in accountancy at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business. Her career goal is to be a Certified Public Accountant and/or a Certified Management Accountant. She is a Phi Theta Kappa officer at the Superstition Mountain Campus and Bayanihan E-Konsulta project volunteer. Pulma was named a 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.
This sponsored content was first published in the April edition of InMaricopa magazine.