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Fifty-eight LTC students were inducted into the Beta Lamda Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society on April 7 at the Lakeshore Culinary Institute. Thirty-two inductees were in attendance for the ceremony. Pictured first row, left to right: Emile Doro, Kailya Nachtwey, Rachel Smith, Dena Watson, Mai Moua Yang, Mai See Xiong, Megan Jenz and Melissa Kempka. Second row, left to right: Chanise Kohls-Bruggink, Renee Wizner, LaQuanda Bailey, Denise Paul, Amy Zander, Stacy Wagner, Thaina Simoes Da Silva, Erin Becker and Jessica Kraemer. Third row, left to right: Atiq Khan, Emily Walters, Tyler Foulk, Cassondra Meyer, Dustin Runkel, Christina Weinand, Alexis Allison-Neuaone and Lydia Soodsma. Fourth row, left to right: Bruno Silva, Carly Moulton, Alissa Kessler, Blake Schermetzler, James Worley, Andrew VerGowe and Cora Bollwahn.
CLEVELAND, WI –
Phi Theta 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.
A recent 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.
A formal welcome was given by Dr. Michael Lanser, LTC President and the keynote speaker for the evening of celebration was Mary Rathsack, Accounting and Business Management Instructor at LTC. The PTK officers presiding over the ceremony were Heather Wiederhold, President and Jennifer Bink, VP of College Relations.
New PTK members are listed by their Wisconsin hometown unless otherwise noted and include:
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.