LTC Student Receives Dairyman Award



Nigon Banquet Award
Patti Hurtgen, Online Media Manager from Hoard’s Dairyman presents the Hoard’s Award to Samuel Nigon.


CLEVELAND – Lakeshore Technical College student, Samuel Nigon, was recently awarded the Hoard’s Dairyman Award during a ceremony at the 32nd Annual Lakeshore Technical College’s Dairy Herd Management Appreciation Banquet at Millhome Supper Club on April 12. Nigon received the award from Patti Hurtgen, Hoard’s Dairyman Online Media Manager.

During the two term (one year) program, students learn skills and gain knowledge through classroom instruction, laboratory training, on-farm experience, and site farms. Each Dairy Herd Management student is paired with a local dairy producer for hands-on learning. These intern host farms and site farms were also recognized for the important role they play in sharing real-world experience with the students.

"I’ve had an amazing time at LTC," commented Nigon after he received the award. "I have learned a lot in a short period of time."

The award recognizes a student for exemplifying good character, high academic achievement and community mindedness. Any student enrolled in the Dairy Herd Management Program during the 2012-2013 school year is eligible for the award. The dairy students vote for the winner each year. This is the 28th year Hoard’s has sponsored the award at LTC.

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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