Phi Theta Kappa- Alpha Theta Delta Chapter

Membership with Pride!


Your Phi Theta Kappa Advisors

     Introduction to Phi Theta Kappa

For students who qualify scholastically, enjoy good fellowship, appreciate the value of leadership and are committed to service, Phi Theta Kappa is a treasured ticket to success. 

When you visit the Phi Theta Kappa website, you will see much of the vitality and flavor of the organization. For example, CAC students who recently returned from this year's international convention will appreciate these words and photos from the site, "Recapture the energy and excitement of Phi Theta Kappa's 88th International Convention in Seattle, Washington! Video highlights of three action-packed days – more highlights than ever before ...." Take a look for yourself at events, scholarship opportunities, chapter news, programs and services available to members. If you want to sample the offerings but are not a member, you can check out the website and, when required, sign on as a guest. 



Phi Theta Kappa is an international organization of two-year colleges. It is for and about the students at those institutions who achieve high academic marks. It is an honor society, so admission is available to students who meet the academic requirements. Here are the membership requirements, according to the Phi Theta Kappa website:

  • you must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program;
  • you must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree program (part-time students may be eligible);
  • you must generally have a grade point average of 3.5;
  • you must enjoy full rights of citizenship in your country.


 Scholarships and Other Benefits

  • Many award and scholarship opportunities.

    • More than $37 million are available in scholarships for those Phi Theta Kappa members transferring to one of 700 institutions offering a Bachelor's degree.
    • Guistwhite Scholarship
    • National Dean's List
    • Leaders of Promise
    • All-Arizona/All-USA Academic Team Scholarship (although membership is not required)
  • Services, programs and resources especially for the needs of Phi Theta Kappa members. Members get the following services free of charge:
    • Phi Theta Kappa ID card, membership pin and certificate of membership
    • Press release about your joining Phi Theta Kappa
    • Letter of recommendation to college/university and potential employer
    • Phi Theta Kappa notation on CAC transcript and gold seal on the CAC diploma--both denoting Society membership
    • Authorization to wear the Society's stole and tassel (available through purchase) at CAC graduation
  • Induction into Phi Theta Kappa. Joining is a significant event in the college life of every member. The ceremony varies slightly by campus, but in all cases it is a time for current members to let new members know what it means to be a member. Best of all, it is a time for families to celebrate with the members. Some members would say the benefit of pride of accomplishment is the biggest benefit of all, especially when shared with family and friends.
  • Leadership Development. Whether it's through regional and national events or  hands-on leadership involved in organizing and running the local chapter, every member can make a difference by contributing and learning. 
  • Service opportunities, which not only enhance a resume but also contribute to the community within CAC and beyond
  • Publications to read and contribute to. Nota Bene is an anthology of student writings that is circulated to all two-year colleges. Each issue includes five student writings, for which a grant is awarded. 
  • Phi Theta Kappa international convention. Some CAC students are selected to represent CAC in this adventure where learning is tied to fun and also to honoring the achievements of members.
  • Working with fellow members and advisors. Much of the richness of membership comes from experiencing fellowship with other local members, advisors and other CAC staff.



There is a one-time membership fee. For CAC students, the total is $65, which includes regional and national dues.


 Current PTK Officers


Beloved Chapter and SPC President, Joseph Kirklow passed on 08/05/15. A pot-luck memorial will be held in his honor at the Corporate Center on Saturday, September 12th from 1 pm – 3 pm. Contact Heather Moulton for more information at

District Phi Theta Kappa President
Quinn Waltz

Superstition Mountain Campus
Jose Candia
SMC President

Dawn Guillen
SMC Vice President of Honors In Action

Alejandra Cano
SMC Vice President of College Project

Destiney Armenta
SMC Secretary

Signal Peak Campus
Joseph Kirklow
SPC President

Audrey Bimbi
SPC Vice President of College Project

Maria McBride
SPC Vice President of Honors In Action

Marley Henson
SPC SLO Representative

April Jerome
SPC Secretary

Quinn Waltz
SPC Public Relations

Norma Jean Polee-Muhammad
SPC Special Events

Maricopa Campus
Brenden Onquit
MAR President

Andrea Castano
MAR Vice President of Honors in Action

Cameron Couts
MAR Vice President of College Project

Stefanie Maddix
MAR Secretary

San Tan Campus
Dawne Schoenthal
STC President

Matthew Kochel
STC Vice President of Honors in Action

Taylor Kace
STC Vice President of College Project

Tigest Maru
STC Secretary



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