Meet the Officers
President: Xena Eriksen
Xena Eriksen, our chapter President, is passionate about being active within her community in a number of ways. Fighting for social justice, she serves as the Secretary of the North Carolina NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Youth and College Division, also serving as the First-Vice President of the Raleigh-Apex NAACP Youth Council, and the Secretary/Treasurer of Precinct 01-01 for the Wake County Democratic Party. It should come as no surprise that Xena is working towards attaining her Associates in Arts degree, planning to continue to obtain a degree in Political Science.
Xena finds time for Phi Theta Kappa, and is looking to encourage more people to become involved. Additionally, she works full-time as a caregiver for an elderly woman who will turn 109 years old next month. Needless to say, Xena is always on the move, so if you see her, be sure to say “hi”.
Vice President (South Campus): Mike McHale
Vice President (North Campus): Mary Darlington
Hi, I am Mary Darlington. I am a native of North Carolina and mother of 4 kids, two of which are in college too. My oldest is at ECU. I have been at Wake Tech since Jan of 2016 where I fell in love with Accounting and decided that is my chosen career path. I plan on graduating in the Summer of 2018 with a dual major in Accounting and Associates of Arts. I plan on transferring to NC State in the fall of 2018. My goal is to become a Certified Public Accountant. I volunteer at the NCACPA organization as a student helper.
I have been with PTK since April of 2017 and that is when I also was fortunate to become the Vice President of Main Campus. I am going between North and Main. I ran for Vice President so that I could learn leadership, teambuilding skills, and to make life time connections. I have been at several conferences and made many connections. I love everybody so if you see me say “Hi”. If you ever need help, you know where to find me. They call me Pixie at the bookstore because everywhere I go I spread sunshine and positivity.
Publicity Secretary: Katrina Edelman
Hi everyone! My name is Katrina Edelman and I am PTK’s publicity secretary. I have been here at Wake Tech since Fall ’11 pursuing my Associates of Arts degree, aiming to graduate in the Spring. My major keeps changing, but for now, I’m going for Performing Arts. I plan to attend Meredith College in the future. I have been with PTK-BAZ since November 2014 and an officer since May ’17. I am usually always on North Campus and can be found wearing a fleece panda hat 90% of the time (yes, even in hot weather). I am a total nerd and I love to talk about almost anything there is to talk about and always willing to help out in any way I can. If you ever see me, don’t be afraid to say hi or ask me something. Just don’t ask why I always wear the hat, because I honestly don’t know. It’s a mystery yet to be solved.