Phi Theta Kappa honor society welcomes new members at Lakeshore Technical College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

4/30/2019


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:

Brillion
Nicholas Link

Cedar Grove
John Kodet
Leng Yang

Eagle River
Megan McMartin

Fort Atkinson
Meredith Seymour

Hartford
Mikena Wantz

Hilbert
Morgan Winkler

Howards Grove
Melissa Benton
Emily Hockenhull
Sarah DoBas

Jackson

Bethany Nicole Clay
Sarah Marks

Janesville
Patrick Schendel

Kaukana
Vicki Lynn Montanye

Kewaunee
Tanya Houston

Kiel
Ashley Hanlon
Kayla Kalista
Katie Ratajczak
Trace Woepse

Kohler
Jordan Lapean

Manitowoc
Miranda Bashaw
Crystal Brey
Claudia Cedano
Dawn Curran
Namnansuren Dagiimaa
Andrew Edwards
Jessica Ryan Flores
Vicki Gatts
Douglas Hamm
Beau Jacques
Andrew Janke
Michael Koral
Kyle Kuehnl
Destinie Cheyenne Luckow
Michael Marlyere
Elizabeth Mehall
Shelby Rae Monka
Aaron Payne
Greta Pedersen
Kimberly Rohde
Bonnie Ruotsala
Damien Tadych
Scott Willecke
Pang Xiong
Scott Zipperer

Minocqua
Samuel Caudle

New Holstein
Samantha Hansen
Jennifer Johnson
Krystal Tice

Oostburg
Alicia Hilbelink
Daniel Kelly
Candice Koropov
Jason Otte
Garywayne Ratliff
Ashley Teunissen
Silke Waldschmidt
Brandon Winkel

Plymouth
Laurie Edwards
Marvin Keenan
Gabriel Kerntke
Joshua Kerntke
Laura Klemme
Ogiene Layne Calivoso Manrique
Heather Taubel
Stuart Thiel
Stuart Zelle

Random Lake
Larry Killian
Alyssa Wenske

Sheboygan
Cassandra Arndt
Matthew Brown
Jeryka Zschneen Burkart
Juan Carlos Bustamante
Alexis Caserta
Jeremy Crego
Marissa Davies
Rebecca Deruyter
Steven Detiege
Katherine Susan Deuberry
Zachariah D. Dhein
Stephanie Frank
Jonathan Fritsch
Yasmin Maria Garcia
James Gee
Rachel Hafemann
Jeremy Jacquette
Michelle Jarvey
Hope Marjory Jean Jochimsen
Tanya Jurss
Mark Kaminski
Robert Keller
Joanna Klemme
John Kupsch
Chue Neng Lee
Xee Lee
Joshua Malson
Mallory Mata
Demi Mendez
Jessica Mendiola
Laura Monarrez
Trevor Parsons
Stephanie Peaslee
Brenda Perez Hernandez
Mariah Platz
Samantha Richter
Hannah Roberts
Amanda Roethel
Betty Rose-Ackley
Yessica Sanchez Beltran
Jade Sand
Kirsten Schellin
Robert Schmitt
Rodney Schulz
Tricia Senkbeil
Rebecca Smith
Chad Solberg
Katie Thao
Toby Vaness
Hailey Vanstelle
Michaela Wallace
Cristin Anna Lee Wassink
Rachel Williams
Amanda Xiong
Gary Yang
Naida Yang
Yueshia Yang

Sheboygan Falls
Thomas Bednarski
Amanda Lynn Green
Carson Meyer
James Rice
Hannah Schleicher
Haylee Sills
Elizabeth Sirvio
Adam Vickerman

Two Rivers
Kristin Heimerl
Loredana Ispas
Hannah Morse
Blake Piontek
Alyssa Pleasants
Destiny Schlies
Sarah Warner
Jodi Weier

Valders
Conan Dunn

Whitelaw
Kathleen Hagen
Macailey Zipperer

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 fourth 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 Follow-up Report, 795 graduates contacted to complete the survey; 508 graduates or 64% completed the survey.

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