Alpha Upsilon Gamma Chapter
Lake Superior College
Carolyne Strobel is a student at Lake Superior College. She is completing both her Associate in Accounting and Associates of Arts. After serving as Alpha Upsilon Gamma chapter president and reaching a 5-star chapter status in the previous year, she was inspired and encouraged to serve as the Minn-Kota regional president. She is determined to encourage and strengthen communication and engagement throughout the Minn-Kota region.
One of her most recent PTK experiences was attending the Honors Institute in San Diego, California. She was privy to unique experiences and vital information on the Honors in Action study topic to aid both her chapter and region.
Outside of school, Carolyne is employed part-time at The UPS Store, plays on a volleyball team, spends time outdoors and enjoys reading books. She also enjoys living a healthy lifestyle that includes running and clean eating. One of her favorite parts of living in Duluth is the incredible views of Lake Superior during her commute.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Chapter
Normandale Community College
Amber is a senior in high school and is a full time PSEO student at Normandale Community College. She became a member of Phi Theta Kappa in the Spring of 2019 and took the opportunity to become a regional officer a month later. Amber enjoys cooking and baking from a young age and is planning on getting a degree in the nutrition and food science field so that she can turn her love of cooking into a career. She also spends a lot of her free time painting landscapes and spending time outside biking. As a PSEO student, being a Regional Officer helps her connect with the students on campus as well as prepare her with valuable life skills. Amber is excited to use her creativity to assist the regional team in achieving their goals and is grateful for the opportunity to work with such wonderful team members.
Beta Pi Si Chapter
Minnesota State Community and Technical College – Detroit Lakes Campus
Shawna Christie is a working full-time student at M State Detroit Lakes Community and Technical College, and getting a degree in Business Management, Marketing, and Sales. She is the President of Beta Pi Si chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senator, and a devoted community member. Shawna has also contributed by being a member of the President’s community advisory committee, Women’s Expo, Spring LeadMN conference, and the Diversity Leadership Convention. She is very organized, outgoing, over-achiever, and motivator. She became a Regional Officer to get more involved in PTK and to work with some amazing people. The very heart and soul of her is her family and helping other. In her spare time, she loves to garden, cook, go to waterparks, and watch movies.
Zeta Eta Chapter
Riverland Community College
Dani Magulado is a sophomore at Riverland Community College, majoring in Business. She is the President of the PTK Zeta Eta chapter in Riverland, and the Vice President for Communication for the Minn-Kota Region. She became a regional officer because she wants to be more involved in PTK in a wider scale. She desires to make an impact in her campus and all throughout the Minn-Kota Region. She is looking forward to develop and increase her network to enhance her learning through different people’s experiences. She is eager to play a more active role in promoting the numerous, positive learning experiences that Phi Theta Kappa membership accords community college students. Her recent accomplishments in PTK were making it to the top 8 finalists in the recent International Speech Competition held in Orlando, Florida and heading a successful event last April 2019 with Kiel Majewski in raising awareness about identity based violence, which resulted to positive feedback from the students in her campus.
Alpha Delta Upsilon Chapter
Anoka-Ramsey Community College – Cambridge Campus
Axel Kylander is a student at Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus, majoring in communication studies. He is a member of ARCC-Cambridge's Alpha Delta Upsilon chapter, where he has served as Vice President of Scholarship, President, and currently Vice President of Leadership. He became active in his chapter in 2018 because he had an urge to get involved and make a positive impact on his campus and in his community, and has found Phi Theta Kappa a very fulfilling outlet for that desire. Through Phi Theta Kappa, Axel has found a sense of fellowship and service that he has craved, and now prizes. He is thrilled to bring that passion to a regional level through his role as a member of the regional team.
Outside of Phi Theta Kappa, Axel is active in his campus's student senate, as well as state-level community and technical college student advocacy, and these activities in student government are among his greatest passions. He enjoys studying history and philosophy, though most of all he loves spending time with his friends and making new ones. He is also a writer of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, with several published pieces, and has previously completed an AFA in Creative Writing from Anoka-Ramsey. Regardless of where the future takes him, he is determined to always be a writer, though his long-term goals include majoring in philosophy for his bachelor's degree, studying law and public policy, and having a career in public service.