Jordan Matthews was born and raised in Sterling, Colorado and is a concurrent enrollment student through Merino High School. She will graduate this spring with both her high school diploma and an associate degree from Northeastern. Jordan is planning on attending Fort Hays State University in the fall of 2019 to pursue her passion is chemistry and ultimate goal of attaining a Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Jordan has a strong interest in studying how genes are related to mental disorders. While maintaining her 4.0 GPA at Northeastern, Jordan is also involved in many roles on campus; she is a peer tutor, the Vice President for her PTK chapter, Zeta Theta, and enjoys many activities during her spare time including, hiking, reading, crafts and acting.
Ben Newton will graduate from Northeastern this spring with an Associate of Arts in Business before continuing on to pursue his bachelor’s degree in finance. He is an active member of PTK, the Northeastern baseball team, and volunteers at Family Resource Center with homework help, the Northeastern concession stand, and helping community members who are relocating. Ben also works on campus in the Business Department assisting faculty with a variety of tasks. This spring Ben participate in the Tax Help Colorado program sponsored by the Piton Foundation as a volunteer tax preparer for low income community members. Ben is originally from Loveland, Colo. He enjoys hiking in the foothills with his dog, Clara, and playing cards with friends and family. Consistent with his helpful personality at school, on the team, and in the community, Ben’s goal is to someday help people reach their financial goals and he is working hard to reach this goal.
To qualify for the All-Colorado Academic team the student must belong to their college’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. The inductees are chosen by their respective college for their academic excellence and intellectual rigor combined with leadership and service beyond the classroom.
PTK is the largest and most prestigious honor society for two-year college students in the world. To be eligible to belong to the PTK honor society, students must complete at least 12 hours of associate degree coursework and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average (GPA).