In recognition of their academics, leadership and community service, Moorpark College students Breena Becker and Noa Dori have received state-level recognition as members of the 2022 Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) All-California Academic Second Team. The Community College League of California announced that 114 students were chosen for the All-California Academic First, Second and Third Teams.
“This honor acknowledges Breena’s and Noa’s demanding coursework while at Moorpark College, and it will open doors to them through national recognition, scholarships and job opportunities in the future,” said Moorpark College President Julius Sokenu.
PTK is the official honor society for two-year colleges. To be included in one of the three statewide academic teams, students undergo a rigorous, points-based selection. The process includes an application, letters of recommendation and official transcripts. To be eligible, students must also participate in community service and demonstrate leadership qualities.
Becker is a spring 2022 Moorpark College graduate with an associate degree for transfer in business administration. She will be transferring to a four-year university in the fall.
Dori received an associate degree for transfer in nutrition and dietetics and is now attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is majoring in biomedical health and nutrition science. In August, she will start a master’s program in dietetics at the University of New England and do her residency at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks.
Both members of the Beta Sigma Rho Chapter of PTK at Moorpark College will receive a medallion and certificate recognizing their accomplishments.
“Breena and Noa are to be commended for not letting the challenges of the pandemic deter them from reaching their goals,” said Ventura County Community College District Chancellor Greg Gillespie. “These students used their time at Moorpark College wisely and are well-prepared for the next step in their educational journey.”