Alumni Award Winners

The Alumnus of the Year Award is given annually to an LTC graduate who has achieved both professional and personal success. Meet some of our recent award winners.

2017 Cindy Howley

Cindy graduated from LTC with an associate degree in the paralegal program. She continued to advance her career and education by returning to school and earning a bachelor’s degree in business management from Cardinal Stritch University and a certificate in corporate citizenship leadership from Boston College. She is currently the Manager of Kohler Stewardship & Associate Events at Kohler Company and has been with the company in various roles since 1979. 

In her current role, she is responsible for the company’s worldwide corporate social responsibility program, Kohler Stewardship, which includes local community impact at Kohler locations throughout the world, charitable giving, Arts/Industry, Innovation for Good, WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) initiatives, NGO partnerships and associate-driven events.  

Cindy currently serves on the Board of Directors for United Way of Sheboygan County, Friendship House and Youth Theatre Company. She has also served on the board of the Stephanie H. Weill Center for Performing Arts and Virginia Tech Kitchen and Bath Advisory Boards.   


2016 Matthew Fehrmann

Matthew Fehrmann graduated from LTC in the spring of 2003, earning an Associate’s Degree in the IT Network Specialist program. He continued to advance his career and education by returning to school and earning a Bachelor’s degree in business from Silver Lake College, and a Master’s degree in business administration from Marquette University. Fehrmann is currently the IT & Marketing Manager at Kaysun Corporation in Manitowoc and has worked there since 2003.

In his current role, Matt is responsible for all digital marketing emphasizing the use of Inbound Marketing.  He is also in charge of all IT functions such as servers, networking, desktops, LAN, WAN, etc.  As Matt’s role with Kaysun continues to grow, his role is focusing more on the business side of IT, and implementing modules of their ERP software in all areas of the business.  In doing so, he attempts to increase operational efficiencies by getting users to use the system for all business functions.

Matt has thrived in his role at Kaysun and credits his experiences at LTC for launching his career.


2015 Travis Knier

Travis graduated from LTC in 2003 from the Marketing program and began his career in Human Resources later that year by joining SEEK Staffing Solutions in October while earning a bachelor’s degree from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. In August of 2007, Travis joined Rockline Industries as an HR administrator and was promoted to his current position as Talent Acquisition Coordinator in 2013.

In his current role, Travis is responsible for attracting, developing, and retaining top industry talent by tirelessly searching for and unearthing superior candidate sources, initiating and nurturing relationships, directing the design/placement of employment advertising, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of Rockline's recruiting efforts.

Travis has continued his education during his career, working toward a master’s degree in Business Administration from Lakeland College in Sheboygan.  He also served as the Chair of the Communications Committee for the Sheboygan Area Society for Human Resource Management, an organization he has been active with since 2012. Travis also serves on the Lakeshore Technical College Human Resources Administration advisory board

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