LTC Announces New Employees




Lakeshore Technical College has welcomed 90 new employees since July 1, 2017. This includes 23 permanent employees, eight temporary employees and adjunct instructors, and 59 student employees.

“We are proud to be able to employ a diverse group of staff and students at LTC,” said LTC President Paul Carlsen. “It is especially rewarding to make an investment in our students who gain valuable experience through their employment at the college.”

The following 23 full-time and part-time employees joined the LTC staff in the past six months:

  • Casey Behnke, Tactical Skills Facilitator
  • Nicole Bence, Accountant II
  • Katie DeBruin, Health Programs Academic Specialist
  • Paul Carlsen, President
  • Kelsey Esser, EMS Instructor
  • Elizabeth Gartman, Agribusiness/Dairy Herd Management Instructor
  • Mary Kahler, Administrative Professional/Graphic & Web Design Instructor
  • Julie Konik, Psychology Instructor
  • Nicole Korinek, Testing Services Specialist
  • Andrew Leonhard, Motorcycle Training Range Aide
  • Shannon Leonhard, Evening Operation Team Leader
  • Christina Lueptow, Accountant II
  • Jacob Mertzig, Campus Security
  • Shauna Nischik, Grants Specialist
  • Bridget Robinson, Chief of Human Resources & Talent Development
  • Anthony Rubis, WILM Systems Technician
  • Chris Schatz, Health & Human Services Dean
  • Mark Sieben, Maintenance Mechanic Instructor
  • Bob Wallace, Campus Police
  • Joshua Weeden, Network & Security Administrator
  • Katrina Weiler, Student Registration Specialist
  • Jolene Wittmann, Associate Degree Nursing Instructor
  • Hajra Zafar, Economics 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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