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Aims Community College students honored at The Denver Athletic Club

Submitted on: 03-14-2014

Aims Community College students honored at The Denver Athletic Club

GREELEY – Aims Community College students Josh Romero and Demrah (DJ) Ditter were honored on March 12, 2014, at The Denver Athletic Club located in central downtown Denver for their appointment to the PTK (Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society) All Colorado Academic Team 2014.  Aims President, Dr. Marsi Liddell, was in attendance at the luncheon to honor the students.  Twenty-five students have been selected from across Colorado to be appointed to the PTK All Colorado Academic Team, which will compete nationally. 

PTK described Mr. Romero and Ms. Ditter as follows:  “Josh Romero is a fiancé and father of two daughters.  He is a biomedical engineering student and works with University of Colorado Health as a certified nursing assistant. His career goal to become a medical researcher is partially fueled by his interest in science, as well as his personal experience with testicular cancer.  Although overcoming testicular cancer has helped shape him into the person who he is today, he credits his current academic success to his family.  His fiancé and daughters encourage and motivate him to succeed in becoming a biomedical engineer and contribute to the evolution of modern medicine.”

“Demrah (DJ) Ditter graduates this spring from Aims Community College and is excited to continue her education at Colorado State University to pursue a Mechanical Engineering degree.  DJ grew up in rural Colorado, and in addition to being a college student, she is an avid horseback rider.  She believes much of her success in life and school has been shaped through the words of John Wayne, ‘Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.’  DJ hopes to inspire and mentor other young women who may be fearful of pursuing a degree in math, science and technology.”


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