Phi Theta Kappa Announces New Officers at Lakeshore Technical College



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Three LTC students were recently named officers in the Beta Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Pictured L to R, Michelle Sanders of Sheboygan, Betsie Anderson of Sheboygan and Allen Vang of Oostburg.



Three new officers for the Beta Lambda Sigma chapter of Lakeshore Technical College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society were given their oath of office recently.  The students will serve as officers for the upcoming school year. 

Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges.  Membership is based on superior academic achievement.  Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and rewards high-achieving students and provides opportunities to develop skills such as problem solving, project planning, team building, effective communication and conflict resolution.

The newly elected officers are Betsie Anderson, PTK Chapter President; Allen Vang, Vice President and Michelle Sanders, Secretary.  Anderson is currently enrolled in the Graphic and Web Design program and the Software Development program, Vang is enrolled in the Business Management program and Sanders is enrolled in the Health Information program at LTC.

 “It has not only been an honor to become LTC’s chapter president for the upcoming year, but an honor to be a part of a society that is inspiring, motivational, rewarding and essential in making a difference,” said newly elected PTK Chapter President, Betsie Anderson.  “Phi Theta Kappa has given me the tools and is helping mold me into the person I want to be.” 

Among many duties, the PTK officer team hosts guest speakers to help students prepare for their life after college; collaborates with college administration to advance the mission of LTC; plans service involvement opportunities and participates in various PTK leadership development workshops sponsored at the state and national level.

PTK Advisors are Sue Kinneston, LTC Testing Services Manager and Mary Kultgen, LTC Instructor.

“Leadership development, personal growth and resume enhancement are key reasons to become an officer,” said Kinneston. “We see students grow so much from taking on this kind of leadership role.”

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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