Two RRCC Students Named to PTK All-Colorado Academic Team
LAKEWOOD, CO – Red Rocks Community College students Cody Oldham and Joe Heimer and have been selected for the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Colorado Academic Team. Each year, the PTK honor society recognizes outstanding students at two-year colleges around the state based upon their academic achievements and community involvement.
Cody Oldham is studying psychology at RRCC and plans to transfer to Regis University to pursue a BS in Applied Psychology, and an MA in Counseling. She is maintaining a 3.83 GPA while working and keeping busy as a campus student leader. A member of PTK, Cody also is active in RRCC’s student government, where she has served as interim president, vice president, and is currently the public relations officer. She has also held the office of president of the Psychology Club and Rainbow Alliance. She is the only student member of RRCC’s default management task force, a committee assembled to reduce student loan default rates. Cody is a work study in Financial Aid and hopes to eventually become an advisor in that department.
Joe Heimer enrolled at RRCC as part of the College Gateway program two years ago. He is studying political science and plans to earn an associate of arts degree, then transfer to Regis University next year to complete a bachelor’s in social sciences. Joe holds officer positions in both RRCC’s Recovery Club and the Red Rocks Outreach Community Klub (R.O.C.K.). He is also the president of student government, where he led efforts to get a student health clinic established at RRCC. Joe is studying Special Topics at the state capital with Representative Lois Court and is a Legislative Liaison with the State Student Advisory Council. In addition to classes and volunteer activities, Joe is a work study at the Jefferson County Action Center, where he assists with placement tests and connecting clients to RRCC resources.
Oldham and Heimer, along with their colleagues from community colleges across the state, were honored at recent a dinner celebration. As All-Colorado Academic team members, the students each received a certificate and medallion commemorating their induction, and the option to accept substantial scholarships from DeVry University, Johnson and Wales University, and Regis University to help them earn their bachelor’s degrees.
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two-year colleges. Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students, and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs. Membership into Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation, extended only to students who meet eligibility requirements. Founded in 1918, there are 1400 chapters worldwide.
More about Red Rocks Community College: Established in 1969, Red Rocks Community College delivers high-quality, affordable education programs leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates. The college serves over 15,000 students per year online and at campus locations in Lakewood and Arvada. www.rrcc.edu.
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