Officers & Advisors

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Vivian Badoni, Public Relations Secretary & Historian

Vivian E. Badoni joined Phi Theta Kappa in fall of 2010, and was inducted in the spring of 2011. She is the current Public Relations Secretary/ Historian for Phi Theta Kappa. Vivian is a full blooded Navajo. She is working on getting a General Education Associates Degree and plans to further her studies in Creative Writing. Her interests outside of school are and not limited to creative writing, watching movies, and walking downtown with family and friends. On the side she also manages her boyfriends art movement. She also likes to help with the blood drive and any other community projects that are available, she also volunteers every now and then with the N.A.C.A (Native Americans for Community Action) Pathways Program.

Dani Potvin, Vice President of Service -

Elivia Padilla, Fundraising Coordinator

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”

Elivia Padilla is a full time mother to five, full time student, and works part time.  After taking a break from school for ten years and having five children.  She realized how important it is setting goals for her children.  She decided to go after her dreams of becoming an Accountant. Her academic and professional goals are getting the degree in AA business and a certificate for Accounting. She believes with this opportunity it would change a whole lot for her family. Growing up just knowing what you want to be in the future and not accomplishing it, is heart breaking; but realizing there is always a chance of that life changing to reach for and getting the opportunity to do so is not as easy as a parent.  On her spare time she enjoys playing basketball with her kids.  She loves spending time with her children.

Jerry Baker, Lead Advisor -
Paul Holbrook, Co-Advisor 

Employment Background: As a teenager, I worked as a machinist manufacturing tractor-trailer air brakes and washing dishes at a resort. I began to work for A. J. Bayless Markets in 1971 and managed grocery stores for the better part of 14 years. I purchased my own multi-line distributorship business in 1986. After six years I sold the business and went back to school to complete my education.

Educational Background: I have a BSBA in finance and as MBA in management from NAU and a Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix.

Teaching Experience: My first year teaching assignment was at Northland Pioneer College (NPC) in 1996 where I taught in the Arizona State prison system. My teaching assignments included courses in Business/Computer Science taught at St. Johns, Springerville, Winslow, and Keams Canyon. I served for two years as the department chair for the Computer Information Systems Department. In 1999, I began working for Coconino Community College in Flagstaff Arizona. My current position is Accounting/Business/Economics Instructor and Department Chair for Business and Education. I earned the distinction of Faculty of the Year in 2001. At the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Conference (NISOD) I was recognized for my teaching philosophy in their annual video presented at the conference.

Presentations / Affiliations: I presented at the NISOD and League for Innovations Conferences, and many other regional events.  I have been on the board of directors for the Alliance for Children’s Early Success and currently serve on the board for the Arizona Natural History Association.

Linda Barker, Pseudo- Advisor

Linda began her pursuit of higher education at the age of 34. Upon her first year at Cochise Community College, she was inducted into the Cochise Community College, Alpha Mu Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa. She began service slowly due to scheduling and the idea that a few hours were not enough in volunteering. She quickly changed gears by doing her part found her hard work paid off as she was awarded PTK’s All-AZ First team, ALL –USA second team, and Guistwhite International Scholarship. She continued her collegiate pursuit at NAU, obtained a Sociology BA emphasis in Research, and was recognized as Senior of the Year for the Social and Behavioral Sciences as well as Magna Cum Laude. Her most recent academic accomplishment is the completion of a pursuit for her M.A. in Applied Sociology.She has taught as a teaching assistant at NAU and currently reside as the full-time sociology faculty representative for CCC.