Phi Theta Kappa Selects New Officers for 2019-20



New Phi Theta Kappa officers at Lakeshore Technical College: Katie Thao, Amanda Roethel, and Alyssa Wenske.
New Phi Theta Kappa officers at Lakeshore Technical College: Katie Thao, Amanda Roethel, and Alyssa Wenske.


Three new officers for the Beta Lambda Sigma chapter of Lakeshore Technical College’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society took their oath of office recently. The students will serve as officers for the 2019-20 school year. 

The newly elected officers are: Katie Thao, president; Amanda Roethel, vice president of membership; and Alyssa Wenske, vice president of leadership.

Thao is enrolled in the Human Resource Administration program; Roethel is enrolled in the Administrative Professional program; and Wenske is enrolled in the Nursing-Associate Degree program.

PTK advisors are LTC Testing Services Manager Sue Kinneston and Instructor Mary Kultgen.

“Phi Theta Kappa officers embrace opportunities to grow as leaders and scholars. They look forward to working with each other and our chapter members to plan events and activities that will help them prepare to succeed as professionals,” says Kinneston. “Last year we received national recognition for our efforts, and we expect another successful year.”

Officer responsibilities include hosting guest speakers to help students prepare for their life after college, partnering with college administration to advance the mission of LTC, planning service involvement opportunities, and participating in PTK leadership development workshops sponsored at the state and national level.

Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Membership is based on superior academic achievement. PTK recognizes and rewards high-achieving students while providing opportunities to develop vital career skills related to problem solving, project planning, team building, effective communications, and conflict resolution.

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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