Lakeshore Technical College Dedicates Landmark Bridge to Dr. Dennis Ladwig

Longest serving employee and second president honored with bridge dedication. 




Lakeshore Technical College’s longest serving employee and second president, Dr. Dennis Ladwig, will be honored daily going forward as students and staff cross the most recognizable landmark on campus, the newly named Dennis Ladwig Bridge. A July 12 dedication ceremony honoring Ladwig made the name official.

Current LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen remarked to those in attendance that under Ladwig’s leadership, the referendum to build the current campus was passed, the college transitioned from Lakeshore Technical Institute to Lakeshore Technical College, and the LTC Foundation was formed. “Most importantly,” said Carlsen, “our college served tens of thousands of students and graduated thousands of students.”
Ladwig, of Sheboygan, served as president from 1988 to 2003 when he retired after 42 total years of employment with LTC. Family members came from as far away as Nashville, Tennessee, for the ceremony.

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Bridge Dedication
Dr. Dennis Ladwig addresses family members and Lakeshore Technical College representatives gathered during the dedication ceremony held by the landmark bridge named in his honor.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 10,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on LTC for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. LTC faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals.

LTC is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #20 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college for the fifth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute, and a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist for two consecutive years.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $52,000 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at