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LTC Instructor Sheryl Nehls displays a plaque commemorating her selection of the the state winner of the Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award.
CLEVELAND, WI —
CLEVELAND Sheryl Nehls, LTC Dairy Herd Management Program Instructor, is the state winner of the Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program Award. The Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) presented the award on June 26 at the 95th Annual Professional Development Conference in Green Bay. During the three day conference, Nehls was also recognized as one of eleven Outstanding Agricultural Education Teachers in the state for her outstanding educational qualities in instructional and experiential learning, student organizations, partnerships and marketing and professional growth.
"I am humbled and honored to have been selected for this award," said Nehls. "It's really a tribute to all the wonderful students, farm owners and colleagues I have been fortunate enough to have worked with over the years. They are the ones who help make our program so successful."
Nehls' dedication to students and the farming community is why she has been selected as the 2013 Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program Award. Nehls has been working with post-secondary students for the last 32 years. Nehls was recognized for adapting new curriculum by working with over 60 dairy farm businesses each year. The Lakeshore Postsecondary Agriculture Student (PAS) organization has won numerous awards in Nehls' tenure with the most recent being the 1st place state Dairy Specialist Team. Her dedication to student organizations has landed her the role of being the 2013 host coordinator for the Midwest Dairy Challenge. Nehls also works with Youth Options students and serves as a judge for many FFA and high school speaking contests.
WAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators in Wisconsin. Members include 295 middle school, high school, technical college and university educators. The focus of the association is to provide professional development, legislative support, and educational resources for teachers to enhance their local agriculture education programs.
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, a nationally recognized technical college, was recently named a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist. The college was also ranked the #17 trade school in the nation by Forbes, the #3 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #9 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by WalletHub.com, and a top-150 two-year college for the fourth consecutive time by the Aspen Institute.
Close to 1,000 students graduate from LTC each year, and LTC’s associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $46,800 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, LTC serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at four additional sites throughout the district. Visit LTC at gotoltc.edu.