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LTC Commencement Student Speaker Michelle Sanders addresses fellow graduates during the ceremony on May 19.
Jonathan Benfield, LTC graduate in the IT-Network Specialist program, is congratulated by LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen during Commencement on May 19.
CLEVELAND, WI —
Lakeshore Technical College awarded degrees to over 400 students during its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19.
LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen welcomed the students and attendees, and shared a few words of congratulations.
“I was reminded by someone very important to me that today we are celebrating a beginning, not an ending,” Carlsen said. “That is, after all, why we call it a commencement. So congratulations on this new beginning.”
Dr. Joseph Sheehan was the keynote speaker. Sheehan has served as superintendent of the Sheboygan Area School District for the past 19 years and is also a member of the LTC District Board.
“I encourage you to live your life based on the Hedgehog Concept developed by the author Jim Collins,” Sheehan told the graduates. “The Hedgehog Concept flows from the intersection of three circles: what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be the best in the world at, and what best drives your economic engine. For you, this means be good at what you do, be happy, and know what is important to you. Knowing this will get you to the future you want. Know your hedgehog and follow it.”
Michelle Sanders of Sheboygan was the student speaker. Sanders graduated with an associate degree from the Health Information Management program.
“Whether we are here graduating with a technical diploma or an associate degree or even both, whether it has only taken us a few months to get to this place or multiple years, we should be proud!” Sanders told her fellow graduates. “Gathered here with all of our peers, instructors and loved ones, recognize that this is a great day of celebration and of accomplishment. And, on this day, in this moment, we are here together to be recognized for an incredible life-changing achievement.”
John Lukas, Chair of the LTC District Board, and Carlsen concluded the ceremony by presenting and conferring all degrees and technical diplomas.
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 WalletHub.com, 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 gotoltc.edu.