FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Lakeshore Technical College students recently attended an induction ceremony into the Beta Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Front row: Patrick Schendel, Cassandra Arndt, Michelle Jarvey, Rebecca Smith, Morgan Winkler, Samantha Hansen, Hailey Vanstelle, Sarah Warner, Katherine Deuberry. Row 2: Joanna Klemme, Nicholas Link, Cristin Wassink, Michael Marlyere, Candice Koropov, Katie Thao, Tanya Houston, Stephanie Peaslee, Alyssa Wenske. Row 3: Betty Rose-Ackley, Namnansuren Dagiimaa, Andrew Edwards, Kristin Heimerl, Gary Ratliff, Damien Tadych, Heather Taubel, John Kodet, Greta Pedersen, Adam Vickerman, Dawn Curran.
Front row: Conan Dunn, Brandon Winkel, Stephanie Frank, Mariah Platz, Amanda Xiong, Matthew Brown, Rob Keller, Jade Sand, Naida Yang. Row 2: Brenda Perez Hernandez, Emily Hockenhull, Ashley Teunissen, Rebecca DeRuyter, Hannah Schleicher, Miranda Bashaw, Jodi Weier, Yessica Sanchez, Yasmin Garcia. Row 3: Shelby Monka, Marrisa Davies, Amanda Roethel, Bethany Clay, Zachariah Dhein, Sarah DoBas, Jeryka Zschneen Burkart, Jon Fritsch, Thomas Bednarski, Demi Mendez, Juan Carlos Bustamante.
LTC faculty and staff were recognized by students for being influential in helping them achieve goals and dreams. Front row: Jennifer Irish, Rachel Graff, Janice Lettenberger. Back row: Ning Zhang, Megan Schaalma, Rivi Hatt, Amy Olson, Mary Rathsack, Megan Kuehl, Tiffany Perez Ferrando.
CLEVELAND, WI –
Fifty-eight students from Lakeshore Technical College were inducted into the Beta Lambda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society in a recent ceremony held at Lakeshore Technical College. A total of 144 students joined during this academic year.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a community for high achieving students, is one of the largest and most prestigious honor societies in higher education. It is the only honor society that serves two-year colleges offering associate degree programs. Membership is based primarily on academic excellence and is extended by invitation only.
“We are incredibly proud of everything these LTC students have accomplished. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is a way for us to honor our students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement,” said LTC President Paul Carlsen. “In addition to the recognition, PTK offers students numerous opportunities for scholarships, leadership development, and service to their communities.”
The 144 total new PTK members listed by their Wisconsin hometown:
Bethany Nicole Clay
Vicki Lynn Montanye
Jessica Ryan Flores
Destinie Cheyenne Luckow
Shelby Rae Monka
Ogiene Layne Calivoso Manrique
Jeryka Zschneen Burkart
Juan Carlos Bustamante
Katherine Susan Deuberry
Zachariah D. Dhein
Yasmin Maria Garcia
Hope Marjory Jean Jochimsen
Chue Neng Lee
Brenda Perez Hernandez
Yessica Sanchez Beltran
Cristin Anna Lee Wassink
Amanda Lynn Green
The new PTK inductees were asked to select an LTC staff or faculty member who was influential in helping them achieve their educational goals and lifelong dreams. The following recipients were honored at the ceremony: Rachel Graff, pharmacy technician program coordinator/instructor; Kelli Grasse, administrative professional/graphic and web design instructor; Rivi Hatt, TRIO advising coordinator; Jennifer Irish, early childhood education instructor; Megan Kuehl, general education and pre-college instructor; Janice Lettenberger, health and human services adjunct instructor; Amy Olson, human resources administration instructor; Jeremy Pagel, sociology instructor; Tiffany Perez Ferrando, English as a second language/adult basic education instructor; Mary Rathsack, business management instructor; Megan Schaalma, hotel and hospitality management instructor; Ning Zhang, nuclear technology 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 WalletHub.com, 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 gotoltc.edu.
*Source: 2019 LTC Graduate Outcomes report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.