FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.Â Â Second Row: Amy Greger, Melissa Witzeling, Joel Schlei, Brianna Sprague, Matthew Carpenter, Samantha Ruppel, Beckie Goetsch, Shanna Ruppel, Nancy Richardson.Â Â Third row: Michael Rach, Kyle Calvert, Andrew Liebhard, Lisa Seefeldt, Matt Schultz, Theodore Schmidt, Paula Bergen, John Vaughn.
CLEVELAND, WI —
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.Â Â 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:
Jacob Henschel and James Quinn
Matthew Carpenter,Â Michelle Del Ponte,Â Blia Lee, Joel Schlei, Brianna Sprague and Keith Yelmene
Paula Bergen, Brenda Blaser, Kyle Calvert, Nicole Gaus, Beckie Goetsch, Amy Greger, Jennifer Lesch, Andrew Liebhard,Â Â Michael Rach, Nancy Richardson, Shanna Ruppel, Theodore Schmidt, Lisa Seefeldt, Heather Wiederhold and Melissa Witzeling
Lance Latsch,Â Sarah Switzer and John Vaughn
Catherine Booth, Brenda Dahlke and Lois Posvic
Â â€œMembership in PTK offers opportunities that go well beyond a studentâ€™s time in college,â€ said Sue Kinneston, PTK Advisor and LTC Testing Services Manager.Â Â â€œIn 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.â€
PTK Advisors are Sue Kinneston, LTC Testing Services Manager and Mary Kultgen, LTC Instructor.
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.
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 gotoltc.edu.
*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Follow-up Report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.