LTC Students Earn Honors at national Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference



Seven LTC students competed in the 2015 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA from May 6-10. From R to L are Jaime Adkins, Program Advisor Gordy Rosploch, Linda Penke, Rebecca Gagnon, Brianna Sprague, Grace Janke, and Geri Gilbert. Not pictured is Atiq Khan.


Seven Lakeshore Technical College students recently competed in the 2015 Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA. The students earned the trip based on their success during the State BPA Convention in February which was held at LTC for the first time ever.


Thousands of students from across the country gathered at the conference from May 6-10 to compete, showcase their business skills and develop their leadership acumen.


Brianna Sprague took first place in Advance Interview Skills and Jaime Adkins took 2nd place in Integrated Office Applications. Top ten finishers were Brianna Sprague in Advance Spreadsheet Applications, Brianna Sprague and Jaime Adkins in Database Applications, and Atiq Khan in Computer Network Technology.


"We have an excellent BPA program at LTC and a lot of hard work goes into it," said LTC President Michael Lanser. "That certainly is showing up in these results and any employer who hires our BPA participants will be fortunate."


Students who went to nationals were Brianna Sprague, Jaime Adkins, Atiq Khan, Geraldine Gilbert, Rebecca Gagnon, Grace Jenke, and Linda Penke. BPA Program Advisors are Gordy Rosploch, Information Technology Instructor and Bonnie Silbernagel, LTC Accounting Program 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 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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