LTC Earns Honors at state Phi Theta Kappa Conference



Top Photo: LTC Phi Theta Kappa Team pose with their awards.  From L to R: Amanda Fernandez, Grace Janke, Sara DesArmo, Sarah Mueller and Heather Wiederhold. Missing from photo: Jennifer Bink.
Bottom Photo: Lakeshore Technical College PTK member, Jason Schema (left) poses with LTC President Michael Lanser.  Schema received 2nd Place Distinguished member award at the conference.


The 2016 Wisconsin Regional Convention of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society for two year colleges was held in March at the Madison College campus.

Keynote addresses were presented from LinkedIn expert Wayne Breitbarth and Carol Hay, Community Outreach Coordinator for University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation. Attendees also took advantage of several workshops on leadership styles, society programs and projects, and community service learning.

As part of the annual convention, regional winners of the annual Hallmark Awards Program were announced. One of the honors the team from LTC earned was 5 star chapter status, the highest level a chapter can receive from PTK. At the 5 star level, chapters must perform leadership, community involvement, an honors in action project, a college project in collaboration with administration, as well as many other duties.

The team also placed first place in the Honors in Action Project for their proper medication disposal project. By participating in a chapter’s Honors in Action Project, members have opportunities to apply learning and practice real-world problem-solving by developing an in-depth, action-oriented project related to research of an Honors Study Topic.

The LTC Chapter also received the following awards:

  • 2nd Place Distinguished Chapter Award
  • 2nd Place College Project
  • 2nd Place Distinguished Officer Team
  • 2nd Place Distinguished Member Award-Jason Schema
  • Paragon Advisor Award-Sue Kinneston 
  • Organ Donation Project Award

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) 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.

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:

WTCS New North