PTK honor society welcomes new members at Lakeshore Technical College



37 LTC students were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on March 12. First Row, L to R, Joshua Feider, Erin Kempfer, Wendi Schmid, Kelly Scheuer, Brighton Hollis, Taylor Cooper. Second Row: Pamela Binversie, Nicole Rabe, Amy Gross, Jen Chynoweth, Connie Miller. Third row: Josephine Van Ess, Nicole Bence, Becky Dvorachek, Kathy Robisch, Shari Krueger. Fourth Row: Amber Grunewald, Kate Culligan, Gina Hinz, Holly Parker.


CLEVELAND- Thirty-seven students from Lakeshore Technical College were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on March 12.

Phi Theta Kappa has become one of the largest and most prestigious honor societies in higher education. PTK is the only honor society that serves two-year colleges offering associate degree programs. Membership is based primarily on academic excellence and is extended by invitation only.

Keynote speaker for the evening of celebration was Dr. Deryl Davis Fulmer, Vice President of Instruction for LTC. Students were welcomed to membership by PTK president, Christina Sanders and Hayleigh Buechel, PTK Recruitment and Public Relations Officer.

New members include: Benjamin Badini, Manitowoc; Nicole Bence, Manitowoc; Pamela Binversie, Kiel; Alexander Booher, Whitelaw; Shawn Burkhardt, Sheboygan Falls; Jen Chynoweth, Two Rivers; Taylor Cooper, Manitowoc ; Gina Creech, Cedar Grove; Kate Culligan, Manitowoc; LuAnn Duran, Hazel Green; Becky Dvorachek, Manitowoc; Joshua Feider, Sheboygan; Faye Gabrielse, Sheboygan; Michael Grailer, Kiel; Adam Graupe, New Richmond; Amy Gross, Elkhart Lake; Amber Grunewald, Howards Grove; Gina Hinz, Sheboygan; Brighton Hollis, Manitowoc; Adia Jacks, Sheboygan; Laurie Jeanty, Kiel; Erin Kempfer, Kewaskum; Shari Krueger, Brillion; Jodi Lamers, Sheboygan; Karla Lensink, Sheboygan Falls; Anna Lesperance, Kiel; Connie Miller, Sheboygan Falls; Holly Parker, Sheboygan; Nicole Rabe, Sheboygan; Katherine Reif, Manitowoc; Kathy Robisch, Howards Grove; Kelly Scheuer, Mishicot; Wendi Schmid, Sheboygan; Christine Smith, Sheboygan; Sarah Swetlik, Manitowoc; Josephine Van Ess, Plymouth and Jeffery Weyker, Port Washington.

"Membership in PTK offers opportunities that go well beyond a student’s time in college," said Sue Kinneston, PTK Advisor and LTC Testing Services Manager. "In addition to scholarships and special recognition at graduation time, PTK members receive benefits for a lifetime."

PTK Advisors are Sue Kinneston, LTC Testing Services Manager; Mary Kultgen, LTC Instructor; and Britanni Meinnert, LTC Instructor.

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, the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, #11 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.

Approximately 800 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $47,800* 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

*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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