LTC honors students, community leaders at awards banquet



Cindy Howley of Kohler
Alumna — Cindy Howley of Kohler receives her award from LTC President, Michael Lanser at Lakeshore Technical College during the College's 46th annual Awards Banquet
Paul Bartelt of Vollrath
Ed Leadership — Paul Bartelt of Vollrath receives his award from LTC President, Michael Lanser at Lakeshore Technical College during the College's 46th annual Awards Banquet



On May 12 Lakeshore Technical College recognized students for their achievements in and out of the classroom and named its 2017 Educational Leadership and Alumna of the Year award winners.

Cindy Howley, Manager of Kohler Stewardship & Associate Events, was named Alumna of the Year.  The Alumna of the Year Award is given annually to an LTC graduate who has achieved both professional and personal success.

Howley graduated from LTC with an associate degree in the paralegal program. She continued to advance her career and education by returning to school and earning a bachelor's degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University and a certificate in corporate citizenship leadership from Boston College.

Howley has been employed with Kohler Co. for over 30 years and credits her start at LTC for launching her career.

Receiving the college's Educational Leadership award was Paul Bartelt, President and CEO at Vollrath in Sheboygan. The Educational Leadership Award is given annually to an individual who exhibits outstanding service above self in building an educational foundation to help others become their personal best.

Bartelt earned bachelor's and master's degrees in metallurgical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master's in business administration from the University of Iowa.

Bartelt has also been involved with other nonprofit boards including the Sheboygan Youth Sailing Club, Nourish, Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County Inc., United Way of Sheboygan County Annual Campaign, the Sailing Education Association of Sheboygan, the Sheboygan Boys & Girls Club and Lake Country Academy.

Student awards recognized program excellence and club involvement.  Winners are listed below by their Wisconsin hometown unless otherwise noted:

Joseph Weyker, Welding - Industrial Program

Tyler Foulk, Nuclear Technology program and Phi Theta Kappa Beta Lambda Sigma Chapter        

Joshua Wroblewski, Agribusiness Science & Technology program             

Cedar Grove
Dustin Runkel, Nuclear Technology program; Shawn Strey-Didier, Auto Maintenance program

Peter Newman, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic program      

Hayden Herrmann, Welding Fabrication Technician program; Debra Kiser, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture program; Matthew  Koerber, IT-Web and Software Developer program, Jim Quinn, Electro-Mechanical Technology program; Rachel Smith, Phi Theta Kappa Beta Lambda Sigma Chapter and LTC Student Government Association

Howards Grove
Tyler Janssen, IT – Network Specialist

Jill Hand, Agribusiness Science & Technology program

Bryan Jeanty, CNC Technician program; Bernie Weiler, Machine Tool Operation program              

Tylor Clark, Auto Collision Club; Jonathon Dishinger, Fire Medic program; Gerald  Gorin, Criminal Justice Student Association; Josh Leonard, Weld Club; Jessica McBride, Accounting program and Business Professionals of America; Kee Moua, Welding Fabrication Technician program; Carly Moulton, LTC Student Government Association; Wesley Pautz, WTCS State Ambassador, Mark Pearson, Electro-Mechanical Technology program and Wind Energy Technology program; Quinton Schanilec, Auto Maintenance Club; Austin Sopel, Wind Power Association; Patricia  Szyman, LTC Student Government Association; Tong Thor, IT-Network Specialist program; Chuckie Vang, Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician program; Wade Wagner, IT - Computer Support Specialist program; Bouh Bai  Yang, IT - Computer Support Specialist program

New Holstein
Sara Mitchell, Human Resource Administration program               

Christopher Klein, Auto Collision Repair & Refinish Technician program

Nicole Brill, Graphic & Web Design program; Jonathan Conradt, Business Management program               

Penny Kober, Medical Assistant program; Erik Tetschlag, Horticulture Club

Port Washington
Samantha Kluck, Human Resource Administration program

Random Lake
Michael  Vojnovich, Maintenance Technician program    

Jonathan Back, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Club; Amy Becker, Accounting program; Emile Blasczyk, Graphic & Web Design program; Brittany Derus, Hospitality Club; Vanessa Drapes, Society of Human Resource Management Student Chapter; Kyle Dulmes, Welding - Industrial program; Noah Fenner, Administrative Professional program, Nathan Fritz, CNC Technician program; Jesika Graeber, Medical Assistant Club; Gillian Gugel, Early Childhood Education program; Antonio Padilla, Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program; Jacob Resnick, Marketing program; Cindy Teschan, Medical Assistant program; Rebecca Thomas, Destination: Create Club; Rachel  Veenendaal, Criminal Justice-Law Enforcement program and Trevor J. Casper Service Excellence Award; Patricia Windle, Hotel/Hospitality Management program; Mailine Yang, Early Childhood Education program

Sheboygan Falls
Desarae Rohde, Lakeshore Chapter of the Student Nurses Association

Two Rivers
Andrea Pickard, Health Information Management program; Blake Schermetzler, Wind Energy Technology program

Lori Krueger, Paramedic Technician program; Tracy Neu, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture program

Kelsie Ernst, Nursing-Associate Degree program; Constance Richgruber, Medical Coding Specialist

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.<.p>

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, 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

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