LTC's Phi Theta Kappa awarded five-star rating from international organization; wins regional awards
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CLEVELAND, WI –
Lakeshore Technical College’s Beta Lambda Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa recently earned a Five Star Chapter Development Award based on its relationship with college administration and community involvement.
This is the second year in a row LTC’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter received the five-star status from the Phi Theta Kappa international organization. Five stars is the highest rating.
In addition to the five-star rating from the international organization, LTC’s Phi Theta Kappa was recognized at the Minn-Wi-Kota 2011 Regional Convention at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minn., winning:
- The Regional Honors in Action Project Award, which recognizes the chapter’s project entitled “Uncovering the Hidden Killer: Detecting and Defeating Diabetes.” LTC’s Beta Lambda Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa hosted a speaker from Aurora Medical Center Sheboygan and provided free glucose screening for LTC students. One student tested positively for diabetes as a result of the tests, and is now getting the necessary treatment to control their blood sugar.
- The Distinguished Chapter Award, based on the overall score of all projects entered at the regional conference, including LTC’s Regional Honors in Action Project; its college project that focused on mentoring students; and its chapter officer team project, which includes a report summarizing the chapter officers’ efforts.
- The Pinnacle Award, which is awarded to chapters that increase its membership 5 percent. LTC’s Phi Theta Kappa increased its new membership by 66 percent in one year — from 60 new members in 2009 to 100 new members in 2010.
The Minn-Wi-Kota region includes more than 70,000 members in 68 chapters in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North and South Dakota.
“We are very pleased with the recognition we received at the Minn-Wi-Kota regional conference,” said LTC PTK President Laura Falvey. “These awards are the result of the hard work by all of our members — helping us grow and being active within the chapter and working to make a difference on campus and in the community.”
In addition to the awards, LTC Phi Theta Kappa secretary, Julie Thomas, was elected as the Wisconsin district regional vice president and will represent all Wisconsin chapters of Phi Theta Kappa at the regional level. She joins two other vice presidents overseeing other areas of the region. The president oversees the entire region.
In addition to officers Falvey and Thomas, Todd Boettner serves as vice president of LTC’s Phi Theta Kappa Chapter.
Phi Theta Kappa has become one of the largest and most prestigious honor societies in higher education. It’s the only honor society serving two-year colleges. Membership is based primarily on academic excellence and extended by invitation only.
About Lakeshore Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 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 educational opportunities.
Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, 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, 79% 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.