Research-In-Progress Award Goes to Lakeshore Technical College VP




Lakeshore Technical College Interim Vice President of Instruction Tanya Wasmer received a Research-In-Progress award from the Mid-South Educational Research Association in recognition of her outstanding dissertation proposal research. Wasmer received the award at the association’s regional conference held in Little Rock, Arkansas in November. She was also chosen to speak about her dissertation proposal at the conference.

Wasmer, who previously filled the role of vice president of strategy and outreach at Lakeshore, earned her doctorate in adult learning and development with a concentration in community college leadership through Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Her dissertation explored the relationship with a student who earns a Wisconsin technical college credential during high school and who then continues their education at the technical college after graduating. 

Tanya Wasmer
Tanya Wasmer

About Lakeshore Technical College

Each year more than 8,000 people enroll in courses at Lakeshore Technical College. They rely on Lakeshore for job preparation, to earn a degree, upgrade a specialized skill, train as an apprentice, or seek a high school equivalency. Lakeshore faculty and staff meet students where they are in life and help them get one step closer to achieving their goals. 

Lakeshore Technical College is a nationally recognized technical college. The college was ranked the #2 two-year college in the nation for adult learners by Washington Monthly, #4 in the nation for two-year college educational outcomes by, a top-150 two-year college by the Aspen Institute, a top 10 Bellwether Award finalist three out of the last four years, and the 2021 Large Business/Industry of the Year by the Chamber of Manitowoc County.

Approximately 800 students graduate from Lakeshore Technical College each year, and associate degree graduates earn a median salary of $54,048 per year. In addition to the Cleveland campus, Lakeshore serves students in Manitowoc and Sheboygan, and offers classes at additional sites throughout the district. Visit Lakeshore at