by Angela Askey, Executive Director, Public Relations & Marketing, Central Arizona College
Six Central Arizona College (CAC) students have been selected to the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society All-Arizona Academic Team.
All-Arizona students demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service that extends beyond the classroom to benefit society.
Students are nominated by their community college and submit their application to be considered for this prestigious award through the Phi Theta Kappa International Honorary organization. The Arizona Board of Regents awards scholarships and tuition waivers to those selected from Arizona’s three state universities: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University or the University of Arizona.
Scholarships cover resident tuition for 10 consecutive undergraduate semesters or 60 credits (whichever the student meets first).
All-Arizona Academic Team Scholars from CAC include: Robert Serrano from the Maricopa Campus; Kyle Morris and Sevasti Silvia from the San Tan Campus; Ralph Emmanuel Rosales and Sabine Mahi from the Signal Peak Campus; and Bridget Bachicha from the Superstition Mountain Campus.
Robert Serrano is majoring in civil engineering and plans to transfer to Arizona State University to complete his Bachelor and ultimately Master of Science in Civil Engineering. His goals include designing new highways to solve congestion and designing a sustainable city of the future.
Kyle Morris will transfer to Arizona State University to pursue a Bachelor of History. His career goal is to become a high school history teacher and bring history to life, helping each student to understand the importance of where we came from and where we are going.
Sevasti Silvia is a communications major and plans to transfer to the University of Arizona to earn a bachelor’s degree in political science with an emphasis in international relations. Her career goal is to work for the United Nations as a diplomat.
A mechanical engineering major, Ralph Emmanuel Rosales plans to transfer to Arizona State University to complete a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering. His ambition lies in working with NASA and engineering technology for space exploration.
Sabine Mahi plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Northern Arizona University and ultimately a Doctorate in Nursing Practice at Duke University. Her goal is to work with individuals in the intensive care unit.
Bridget Bachicha is working toward the completion of a pharmacy technician certificate. She plans to transfer to the University of Arizona to earn her bachelor’s degree in nursing with the long-term goal of becoming a nurse practitioner.