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Letitia Phillips, a Sault Ste. Marie native, Sault High graduate, and 2010 LSSU graduate, presented her paper "A Viability Study of the French Luxury Fashion Industry" at the 2010 Global Marketing Conference held in Tokyo in September. "The experience really pushed me to want to further my education," Phillips stated, noting that she plans to pursue a master's degree in business administration. Phillips graduated with three degrees: business administration-international business, business administration-management, and French studies.

College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences

School of Communication Studies and the Fine & Performing Arts

Communication Studies Department

The mission of the Communication Studies program at Lake Superior State University is to prepare students for both post-baccalaureate careers and graduate level study. Because the processes addressed by the program are basic to personal and professional success, it seeks to provide a practical foundation through both integrated study of theory and research, and through opportunities for application of such resources to practical problems. Students in the communication studies program are prepared to serve as competent practitioners in the performance, analysis, and leadership in professional communication activities.

Our course toward achievement of this is to:

  • Offer courses designed and taught to reflect current theory and research.
  • Provide the opportunity for close student/faculty collaboration.
  • Equip students with professional caliber conceptual tools for diagnosis and intervention on communication related problems their post-baccalaureate professional activities.
  • Provide opportunities for undergraduate research and related professional development.
  • Encourage the continued professional development of faculty.


  1. Prepare students for careers in areas reliant upon the competencies cultivated in communication studies.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of the major areas of research and theory in communication studies.
  3. Students will have the opportunity to cultivate and test their scholarly capacities in the field through both scholarly and applied opportunities.
  4. Application of theory and research to solution of practical problems will be emphasized throughout the program.

Close and Focused

Jenna Perry Sault Ste. Marie, MI

I am from Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Majoring in Psychology, double Minoring in dance and counseling. I have been dancing since the age of two and it has blessed me with so many great opportunities such as dancing at Disney World, Broadway Dance Center, many conventions and competitions throughout various states and country's, as well as working with some of my role models such as tap dancer, Cartier Williams. Dancing at Lake State is definitely a life changer for me, it's the perfect place because everybody is so close and focused and we are all doing what we love! I wouldn't want to spend my college years dancing anywhere else but here.

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