LTC Foundation Board Welcomes New Members





The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation recently added five new members, Andrew Bagnall, President and CEO, St. Nicholas Hospital; Jim Feiertag, President, Bemis Manufacturing Company; Ben Harrison, President and CEO, Kaysun Corporation; Randall Roethel, Representative, Principal Securities, Inc. and Stefano Viglietti, chef and owner, Trattoria Stefano, Field to Fork, Il Ritrovo, and the Duke of Devon.

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of business and community leaders and currently has 23 members representing various business and industry within the Lakeshore area.

"Andrew, Jim, Ben, Randy, and Stefano are all excellent additions to the Board of Directors, both in terms of their impressive qualifications and their passion for supporting LTC," said Jay Torke, president of the LTC Foundation. "Their dedication to elevating the Foundation will also be valuable to the College moving forward. They join an outstanding group of exceptional leaders who are passionate about the college and the community that benefits."

The board also expressed their gratitude to outgoing board members, Jeff Deprez, Don McAdams and Steve Mirecki, recognizing significant years of service by naming them as emeriti members.

Founded in 1976 as a non-profit organization, the LTC Foundation continues to provide financial support to LTC students and to the college through scholarships and other funding. Support from the Lakeshore Technical College Foundation provides students with the academic and financial resources they need to be successful in college and better prepared to enter the local workforce.

"As the new president, I look forward to working with the dynamic and committed Foundation board members," said LTC President, Dr. Paul Carlsen. "We are pursuing excellence at LTC, and securing private support for Lakeshore Technical College to ensure access and grow the workforce has never been more important."

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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