PTK honor society welcomes new members at Lakeshore Technical College



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38 LTC students were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on October 17. First Row, L to R, Julie Rocque, Jerilyn Skubal, Karen Williams, Grace Janke, Jessica Beltran. Second Row: Tamra Koehler, Jeff Conjurski, Noel Tenpas, Pa Voua Vang, Jenny Bubolz, Alyssa Ker, Dana Lopez. Third row: Jessica Bumbard, Ryan Geisler, King Lee, Amy Western, Jacob Wiegand, Ryan Kraemer, Patricia Verhaege, Donna Page, Jessica Mohnsam.

CLEVELAND, WI – Thirty-eight students from Lakeshore Technical College were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on October 17 at the Lakeshore Culinary Institute.  A reception for the new inductees followed the ceremony.

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.

A formal welcome was given by Dr. Michael Lanser, LTC President and the keynote speaker for the evening of celebration was Brighton Hollis, PTK Chapter President for LTC. Students were welcomed to membership by all PTK officers.

New PTK members are listed by their Wisconsin hometown unless otherwise noted and include:

Elkhart Lake
Ryan Kraemer, Ryan Meyer

Tamra Koehler

Donna Page
Michelle Fritz

Elizabeth Bowen, Jeffery Conjurski, Jesse Fischer, Rachel Graff, Grace Janke, Joseph Liermann, Dana Lopez, Megan Muench, Megan Sieracki

Afton Bruckschen

Carol Focht, Alyssa Kerr, Patricia Trekas

Jenny Bubolz

Saint Nazianz
Heather Graff

Jessica Beltran, Jessica Bumbard, Elizabeth Diel, Ryan Geisler, King Lee, Jessica Mohnsam, Sally Olson, Noel Tenpas, Pa Voua Vang, Patricia Verhaeghe, Amy Western, Jacob Wiegand

Sheboygan Falls
Karen Williams

Two Rivers
Roberta Marcelle, Julie Rocque, Jerilyn Skubal

Jacob Bonde

West Bend
Mariana Tetzlaff

“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 can gain valuable leadership skills by being active in the chapter to enhance their resume.”

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

About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at:

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