PTK honor society welcomes new members at Lakeshore Technical College



PTK members

34 LTC students were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 2. First Row, L to R, Sarah Switzer, Blia Lee, Jacob Henschel, Heather Wiederhold, Brenda Dehlke, Lois Posvic, Brenda Blaser, Catherine Booth, Michelle Del Ponte.  Second Row: Amy Greger, Melissa Witzeling, Joel Schlei, Brianna Sprague, Matthew Carpenter, Samantha Ruppel, Beckie Goetsch, Shanna Ruppel, Nancy Richardson.  Third row: Michael Rach, Kyle Calvert, Andrew Liebhard, Lisa Seefeldt, Matt Schultz, Theodore Schmidt, Paula Bergen, John Vaughn.


Thirty-four students from Lakeshore Technical College were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 2 at the Lakeshore Culinary Institute.  A reception for the new inductees was held prior to 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 Dr. Victor Schuller, Anatomy and Physiology Instructor at LTC. Students were welcomed to membership by all PTK officers.

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

Adam Feld

Jacob Henschel and James Quinn

Matthew Carpenter, Michelle Del Ponte, Blia Lee, Joel Schlei, Brianna Sprague and Keith Yelmene

Angela Steinhaus

Samantha Ruppel

Paula Bergen, Brenda Blaser, Kyle Calvert, Nicole Gaus, Beckie Goetsch, Amy Greger, Jennifer Lesch, Andrew Liebhard,  Michael Rach, Nancy Richardson, Shanna Ruppel, Theodore Schmidt, Lisa Seefeldt, Heather Wiederhold and Melissa Witzeling

Sheboygan Falls
Lance Latsch, Sarah Switzer and John Vaughn

Two Rivers
Catherine Booth, Brenda Dahlke and Lois Posvic

Matt Schultz

West Bend
Jacob Lawrence

 “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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