Scholarship Showcase

Scholarship Showcase

Beta Alpha Zeta is proud to announce that four of our members have received scholarships this semester. Their achievements and hard work stand out as exemplary of PTK’s values, and they represent the best of what our chapter has to offer the Wake Tech student body.

Jemin Park

Jemin was awarded the Agarwal Foundation Scholarship, and he was also named a 2018 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. After graduating from Wake Tech, he hopes to transfer to UNC Chapel Hill and work towards a Computer Science and Economics degree. As for career aspirations, he wishes to continue developing his present work in business and videography.

Sabrina Lightfoot

Sabrina was awarded the Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum Scholarship. Her academic plans include earning an Associate in Arts at Wake Tech, and afterwards, she plans to transfer to NC State University to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. She is considering pursuing a Masters in Arts as well. Her career goals are to either become a teacher of Sociology or a Guidance Counselor.

Douglas Hill –

Douglas was awarded the Temple Sloan Family Foundation Scholarship. He is currently working towards an Associate in Arts here at Wake Tech. His other academic goals are to obtain a double major in Anthropology and Geology, as well as to attend UNC Chapel Hill starting next fall. He ultimately intends to earn a master’s degree in either of the aforementioned fields. Career-wise, he would like to work at a science or history museum, specializing in public outreach and educational endeavors. He enjoys working with and educating youth and hopes to accomplish both of these aims in his future profession.

Emily Lamb

Emily was given the Cengage Unlimited Subscription Award. She is currently a dual-enrolled student, a homeschooler taking classes as a senior with the NC School of Science and Math as well as classes at Wake Tech. She plans to earn an Associate in Engineering and an Associate in Science. Upon graduation Spring 2019, she plans to major in Computer Science and/or Engineering from one of the schools she is currently applying to, such as NC State University and UNC Chapel Hill, before going on to graduate school to obtain a PhD related to software engineering. Her career goal is to be a software engineer, focused on solving grand challenges for engineering or science; she is most interested in researching the grand challenge to advance personalized learning through software.


Congratulations from all of us at Beta Alpha Zeta! We wish you all the best in your academic and professional careers and look forward to working alongside you this fall!

Notes on Scholarships:

Agarwal Foundation Scholarship – Awarded by the Wake Tech Foundation. Provides students $1,687.50 to assist financially in their academic pursuits.

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar – Awarded by PTK. 200 awards of $1000 each to associate degree-pursuing members of PTK annually; 25 of these are reserved for active or former military members.

Raleigh Professional Woman’s Forum Scholarship – Awarded by the Wake Tech Foundation. Assists female students ages 35-50 in pursuit of a degree for career training/re-training with an award of $1,250.

Temple Sloan Family Foundation Scholarship – Awarded by the Wake Tech Foundation. Supports students’ training and education with an award of $1,500.

Cengage Unlimited Subscription Award – Awarded by PTK. Provides 1,000 students each year with a subscription to Cengage Unlimited, which allows access to all of Cengage’s digital academic resources.


April Meeting 2

Our next meeting is coming up!
When: Friday, April 27th at 2:00 pm
Where: ND 401 (North Campus), Building B/PLM 220 (Southern Wake Campus; former Main Campus)

Hope to see you there! 🙂

Officer Elections!

On 4/25/2018, we will be holding elections for new officers for the next school year!

If you’re interested in running, please fill out an application at by 5pm on Friday the 20th.

Regarding Vice President position: Candidates for VP should run for the position on the campus where they take the majority of their classes. Online students can also run for a VP position if they’re able to commute to the campus for meetings and events.

Becoming an officer is a great way to get involved and network with like-minded people who are committed to academic excellence and serving their communities. By becoming a Phi Theta Kappa officer, not only will you get to collaborate on projects that help make a difference on campus and within the community, you also get to develop your leadership and communication skills by working on a team of creative and passionate student leaders. It will also demonstrate your abilities when applying for employment. Being an officer is a huge honor and distinction, and we encourage all members to consider running! Don’t hesitate to reach out to if you have any questions.

Elections will be held at our next meeting on Friday April 27th at 2 pm at ND 401 on North Campus and PLM 220 on South.