Phi Theta Kappa honor society welcomes new members at Lakeshore Technical College
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Seventy-one LTC students were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on November 5 at the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. Thirty-nine
inductees were in attendance for the ceremony.
Pictured first row, Left to Right: Donna Cimarosti, Brenda Roehrborn Dorau, Heidi Baumann, Carley Hottinger, Taylor Perronne, Paul Yang, Jonathan Baum, Brandon Dieringer and Richard Nelson.
Second Row, left to right: Rebecca Thomas, Sara Leu, Julie Siehr, Carrie Bratz, Nadezhda Lisch and Shelley Heinemann.
Third Row, left to right: Joy Otto, Kathleen Werner, Crystal Balint, Amanda Flores, Kayla Hemb, Patricia
Windle, Tabitha Lane, Sister Thi Le, Sister Tuyen Le, Jordan King and Heather
Fourth Row, left to right: Karyna Kaminski, Courtney Shebesta, Rebecca Novak, Robert Drews, Patrick Seifert, Sarah Myers, Jeffrey Prucha, Kim Busalacchi, Stephanie Hughes, Rebecca Gagnon, Youa Khang, Daniel Sohn and Brenda Russell.
CLEVELAND, WI –
Seventy-one students from Lakeshore Technical College recently joined the Beta
Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
Thirty-nine members attended the Induction Ceremony held at
Lakeshore Culinary Institute on November 5. A reception for the
new inductees was held prior to the ceremony.
Kappa (PTK) has become one of the largest and most prestigious honor societies
in higher education. PTK 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.
study of PTK members shows that they have an overall student success rate of 91
percent compared to a national success rate of just 38 percent. Not only are PTK
members four times more likely to complete college than an average student, but
they are nearly twice as likely to complete college as students with similar
grade point averages (3.5 or higher). In addition, leadership development is a
hallmark of PTK, and employers are looking for leadership skills.
welcome was given by Dr. Michael Lanser, LTC President and the keynote speaker
for the evening of celebration was Kathi McNellis, Psychology Instructor at LTC.
The PTK officers presiding over the ceremony were: Heather
Wiederhold, President; Jennifer Bink, VP of College Relations; Sara DesArmo, VP
of Fundraising; Amanda Fernandez, VP of Leadership; Grace Janke, VP of
Membership and Sarah Mueller, VP of Scholarship.
members are listed by their Wisconsin hometown unless otherwise noted and
Jonathan Baum and
Dawn Evenson, Wendy
Frisch, Rebecca Gagnon, Stephanie Hughes, Jordan King, Sister Thi Le,
Sister Tuyen Le, Sarah Myers, Benjamin Nolen, Aaron Pleasants,
Courtney Shebesta and Julie Siehr
Heather Meyer, Theresa Schleh, Carrie Seehaver and Heather
and Brenda Russell
Heidi Baumann, Loretta Blair, Michael Burgard, Donna Cimarosti, Amanda Flores,
Tim Halbach, Shelley Heinemann, Kayla Hemb, Carley Hottinger, Joseph Javorsky,
Karyna Kaminski, Youa Khang, Tabitha Lane, David Lee, Jordan Leslie, Julie
Lovett, Rachel Marco, Zing Moua, Rebecca Novak, Jeffrey Prucha, Patrick Seifert,
Rebecca Thomas, Madison Vang, Crystal Wakker, Kathleen Werner, Patricia Windle,
Paris Xiong, Paul Yang, Tom Yang and Yeng Yang.
Jessica Bork and
involved with Phi Theta Kappa is like being part of a leader incubator," says
Sue Kinneston, LTC Testing Services Manager and PTK Advisor. "Officers have the opportunity to practice their leadership
skills by running meetings, public speaking, setting and reporting goals,
organizing events and projects, mentoring members and writing research papers.
Practicing these skills will make them a well-rounded employee in the future."
year, new PTK inductees were asked to select an LTC staff or faculty member who
was influential in helping achieve their educational goals and lifelong dreams.
The following recipients were honored at the 2015 PTK Fall Induction Ceremony:
Kathi McNellis, Psychology Instructor; Jim Mani, Economics Instructor; Jeremy
Pagel, Sociology Instructor; Mike Panosh, General Education Instructor; Lori
Rooker, Medical Assistant Instructor; Laurie Adelman, Administrative
Professional/Graphic and Web Design Instructor; Dawn Klemish, Administrative
Professional Instructor; Kurk Anderson, Quality Assurance/Supply Chain
Instructor; Kristi Irving, Counselor; Pat Tyunaitis, Math Instructor.
Zuengler, Lakeland College Transfer Admissions Advisor, was also in attendance
the $12,000 scholarship available to PTK students who transfer to Lakeland
College from LTC.
Advisors are Sue Kinneston, LTC Testing Services Manager and Mary Kultgen, LTC
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering more than 120 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates and apprenticeship programs.
In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing education opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland and additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc, LTC Sheboygan, LTC-Plymouth Science & Technology Center, and the Lakeshore Culinary Institute.
The college also operates Community Education Centers at area high schools in Elkhart Lake, Cedar Grove-Belgium, Howards Grove, Kiel, Mishicot, Oostburg, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites.
LTC's mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 87% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties.
Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.