Math Instructor at Lakeshore Technical College Receives National Recognition

Kelly Konrath is the college’s sixth faculty member recognized in seven years.




The American Association of Community Colleges has recognized Lakeshore Technical College math instructor Kelly Konrath among its 2024 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty. Konrath is the college’s sixth faculty member to be recognized since the program began in 2018 and the only Wisconsin instructor recognized this year. 

Konrath joined Lakeshore’s math faculty in 2015. She holds a master’s degree in mathematics education from DePaul University. She has served on several college committees including those focusing on access and competency-based education. Konrath will be recognized in a ceremony taking place April 9 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Named in honor of former AACC President and CEO Dale P. Parnell, the award was established to recognize individuals from around the country making a difference in and outside the college classroom.

Lakeshore President Dr. Paul Carlsen referred to Konrath’s willingness to go above and beyond the classroom as admirable. 

“Kelly has the unique ability to guide current and future students to become engaged in mathematical concepts. She voluntarily holds family math game nights at a local library, where she also leads an after-school math club for K-2nd grade children. Kelly is truly a forward-thinker,” said Carlsen.

“The fact that faculty from our modestly sized college have been recognized six out of seven years speaks volumes about the exceptional quality of our instructors,” added Carlsen.

Previously recognized faculty at Lakeshore include Julie Konik, psychology instructor; Sarah Bornemann, information technology web and software developer instructor; Jeremy Pagel, sociology instructor; Paul Benfield, information technology network specialist instructor; and David Saunders, welding program coordinator/instructor.

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Kelly Konrath

Kelly Konrath


About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college educating more than 9,000 students annually. Students enroll at Lakeshore to master real-world, employable career skills and start their pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Lakeshore faculty and staff are focused on providing each student an individualized learning experience.
Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized two-year college. The college was ranked #2 in the nation by Washington Monthly, #17 in the nation by Forbes, #20 in the nation by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a 2024 Bellwether Award winner, and named the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.
Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore each year, and associate degree graduates report earning a median salary of $59,899 within six months of graduating. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore educates students at learning campuses in downtown Manitowoc and downtown Sheboygan. Classes are also offered at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at