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OJC Press Release ID: 2905


Monday, March 4, 2019

Three OJC Students to be Named to Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team

 

Three students at Otero Junior College have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Colorado Academic Team. Jade Witzel, Jules Berg and Holly Carter were nominated for the All-Colorado Academic Team by OJC, based on their scholarship, leadership and community service. These students will be honored during a luncheon and ceremony on March 13 at the History Colorado Center in Denver.

Jade Witzel

Jade Witzel is a sophomore at Otero Junior College from Stratton Colo. Witzel will graduate this spring with an Associate of Arts degree with plans to transfer to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS). At UCCS she intends to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a minor in psychology. She eventually would like to get a master’s degree and become an art therapist. During school breaks Witzel works full-time. Witzel explained that she loves the class sizes at OJC. “All the instructors have gotten to know me. It is extremely easy to ask them for help when needed.”

 
Jules Berg

Jules Berg is non-traditional sophomore at Otero Junior College from La Junta. She will graduate with an Associate of Arts degree. Berg is enrolled in OJC’s teacher preparation program (TPREP). In two years she will complete the TPREP program and graduate from the University of Colorado Denver with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Berg is currently the president of OJC’s Phi Theta Kappa, president of the teacher candidate community, secretary for student government, and is a peer tutor. She wants to be a kindergarten teacher and eventually get a master’s degree. Berg hopes to make a difference in at least in one student’s life.

 
Holly Carter

Holly Carter is a second year nursing student at Otero Junior College and will graduate this spring. Carter is from Pueblo. Carter hopes to get accepted to the Graduate Nurse Residency program at Memorial Central working in the cardiovascular ICU department this summer. Eventually she wants to continue schooling to become a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She is the president of the Student Nurse Association. Carter has participated in a number of volunteer events and works at Pioneer Health Care Center as an LPN. She chose OJC because she knew the nursing program was one of the best in the state and loves the student to staff ratio. She explained how she has the ability to connect with other students and instructors.

 

All selections are based on nominations submitted by community college presidents. To be eligible, a student must post a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and be eligible to graduate with an associate degree. For more information, contact Kaysie Schmidt at 719-384-6854 or Kaysie.Schmidt@ojc.edu.

 

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Three students at Otero Junior College have been named to the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-Colorado Academic Team. Jade Witzel, Stratton; Jules Berg, La Junta and Holly Carter, Pueblo were nominated for the All-Colorado Academic Team by OJC, based on their scholarship, leadership and community service.







 

 

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