Kolton Orcutt was born in Phoenix and graduated from Basha High School in Chandler in June 2010. After completing a year of study at the University of Arizona, he began attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College in summer 2011.
He has been actively involved since his arrival, serving as the public relations officer and vice president for the Psychology Club. In this capacity, he helped with the Adopt-a-Family program to support needy CGCC families during the holidays and presented to the Maricopa County Community College District Governing Board on the club’s activities.
In Spring 2012, he became involved with the reinstatement of the Associated Students of Chandler-Gilbert Community College (ASCGCC) and was elected president. Under his leadership, ASCGCC hosted a number of events to bring the campus community together including movie night, which drew more than 600 students, staff and faculty to both campuses. He also led fundraising events to support the Adopt-a-Family program and presented information about the return of ASCGCC to the Governing Board. He was also asked to speak on behalf of the student body at the groundbreaking of the Coyote Center this past March.
Kolton states his focus is on his education as well as the community. Proof of this dedication is evidenced by his induction into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society last spring and being awarded the Chandler Centennial Scholarship for his involvement in the community in fall 2012.
In addition to his studies, he spent the last year working on a service-learning project called Partners-in-Progress, which is aimed at promoting business development in the Town of Gilbert through a working partnership between the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Gilbert, Arizona State University, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College. In this service-learning program, he attends once a month roundtable discussions with business leaders, elected officials, and chamber staff and works on coordinating each roundtable once a week at the Gilbert Chamber.
Kolton will attend Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business in the fall and plans to study management.