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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

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Mike McCarthy

I received my Bachelors degree in Conservation Leadership at Lake Superior State University in 2012! GO LAKERS!

Although not the most traditional degree for an Admissions Advisor, l love to help students especially students who want to attend Lake Superior State University; that passion has led me to the admissions team.

I work with students mainly from the Mid-Michigan area. I was born and raised in the Mid-Michigan area near Edmore on my families potato farm. I am an outdoor “adventurist” I love to hike, bike, kayak, canoe, snowshoe, snowmobile, swim, and drive. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan gives endless opportunities for me to get outside and enjoy an adventure especially in the beautiful Eastern Upper Peninsula and Sault Ste. Marie area.

Lake State has so much to offer and I am pleased you are considering. If you have any questions regarding the admissions process please don’t hesitate to call or email, I would be more then glad to help you during the process.

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  • Michigan Counties
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    • Clare
    • Genesee
    • Gladwin
    • Gratiot
    • Huron
    • Isabella
    • Lapeer
    • Mecosta
    • Midland
    • Osceola
    • Saginaw
    • Sanilac
    • Tuscola

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Fax: (906) 635-6696
Email: admissions@lssu.edu

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Krystal Bosley
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"The study of political science/law is basically the path of least resistance for me. It is a subject that has always interested me, and one that I have proved to be naturally insightful in. Studying political science isn’t just the study of how governments function or how it is composed, but the study of why it exists and to what ends. In short, it is the study of what makes everything else possible."

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