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CLEVELAND, WI —
Velyi Lor from Sheboygan was recently selected to receive one of the highest honors Lakeshore Technical College gives a student by naming her Student Ambassador for the 2014-15 school year.
As ambassador, Lor will work to promote LTC at campus, community, and WTCS events such as student recruitment events, visits with legislators and other community events. Also, as part of her responsibilities, Lor will represent LTC at the state Ambassador Conference this April in Madison.
"After attending a university for a year, I realized that I needed a hands-on learning environment. I searched for a college that offered hands-on learning as well as affordability; and I found that and more at LTC," Lor said. "One of my goals as ambassador is to let people know what a great college it is. I love attending classes and am getting a great education."
The selection committee had many qualified nominees to choose from, which made it a challenge to select just one individual, said Foua Hang, LTC Career Placement Center manager and ambassador program organizer.
"When it came time to decide, the committee thought Velyi would be a great Student Ambassador," Hang said. "She is an excellent student who is very friendly, always willing to help her classmates, and is committed to making the most of her time here at LTC."
Lor is currently enrolled in the Marketing program at LTC and after graduation plans to continue her education in Marketing at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Along with continuing her education in Marketing, Lor also plans to minor in Computer Science with hopes of graduating with a Bachelors of Applied Science with a Minor in Computer Science May 2016.
The Student Ambassador program is a statewide program of the Wisconsin Technical College System. One student from each of the state's 16 technical colleges is selected for the honor based on high academic achievement, community involvement, leadership, and a commitment to higher education.
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 Kiel, Mishicot, 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: www.gotoltc.edu.
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.