LTC's Dimmick Wins American Association for Paralegal Education Cyber Idol Competition



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LTC Adjunct Instructor Terry Dimmick (left) receives his award check for the AAFPE Cyber Idol Competition from Richard Opie, LTC Paralegal Program Coordinator.


Lakeshore Technical College's Adjunct Paralegal Instructor Terry Dimmick recently won the American Association for Paralegal Education (AAFPE) Cyber Idol Distance Teaching Competition.  Dimmick received a $500 award for his online course presentation.

All contestants had to include a short summary about the course, course objectives, a course syllabus and the lecture from one week of the class and the grading template for discussion.  Dimmick submitted course content from his Business Organizations online class including learning activities, assessments, videos and the course syllabus. 

“I submitted course content from my Business Organizations online class because students are given a real life business scenario and have to create legal documents based on this scenario,” said Dimmick.  “The coursework challenges the students to think because as the company scenario changes, so must the paperwork they complete.”

Dimmick was unable to attend the conference so Richard Opie, LTC Paralegal Program Coordinator attended in his absence and presented his material.

 “LTC excels at providing students with hands-on learning experiences,” said Opie. “Terry's course creates real world assignments for the students that are not mundane but that the students can relate to which I think made his presentation and class unique.”

Dimmick has worked at LTC as an adjunct instructor for over 10 years. He also works as a manager for Bay Title and Abstract in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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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