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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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Admissions Criteria

The primary factors used to determine admission are cumulative grade point average (GPA), high school course curriculum, and ACT or SAT results. LSSU recommends that students follow a college preparatory curriculum mirroring the Michigan Merit Curriculum. The middle fifty percent of our entering freshman class have high school GPA’s ranging from 2.9 to 3.6 and ACT scores ranging from 22-25. Students should feel free to submit any additional materials which may aid the Admissions Office in reviewing unusual circumstances which may have impacted high school performance. ACT or SAT scores will not be used in the admissions process if you graduated from high school two or more years ago.


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A re-admit student is defined as a student whom was previously admitted into a full-time, degree seeking program and attended classes, but has missed one or more semesters (not including summer). There is no application fee for such students. Students who attend another college or university since they last applied or attended LSSU will need to submit official transcripts and meet our transfer student requirements. Students who were academically dismissed must meet the requirements for re-enrollment.   

A student who applied to LSSU, but never actually attended is not considered a re-admit and will need to apply again as a freshman or transfer applicant and pay the application fee. LSSU will retain application materials for up to one year beyond an applicant's intended term of entry. If we still have official transcripts on file, students will not need to request new copies unless additional coursework has been completed. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.     

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A re-admit student is defined as a student whom was previously admitted into a full-time, degree seeking program and attended classes, but has missed one or more semesters (not including summer). There is no application fee to re-admit.    Students who attend another college or university since they last applied or attended LSSU will need to submit official transcripts and meet our transfer student requirements. Students who were academically dismissed must meet the requirements for re-enrollment.   

A student who applied to LSSU, but never actually attended is not considered a re-admit and will need to apply again as a freshman or transfer applicant and pay the application fee. LSSU will retain application materials for up to one year beyond an applicant's intended term of entry. If we still have official transcripts on file, students will not need to request new copies unless additional coursework has been completed. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.     

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A re-admit student is defined as a student whom was previously admitted into a full-time, degree seeking program and attended classes, but has missed one or more semesters (not including summer). There is no application fee to re-admit. Students who attend another college or university since they last applied or attended LSSU will need to submit official transcripts and meet our transfer student requirements. Students who were academically dismissed must meet the requirements for re-enrollment.  

A student who applied to LSSU, but never actually attended is not considered a re-admit and will need to apply again as a freshman or transfer applicant and pay the application fee. LSSU will retain application materials for up to one year beyond an applicant's intended term of entry. If we still have official transcripts on file, students will not need to request new copies unless additional coursework has been completed. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.     

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    A transfer student is defined as a student who enrolls in a postsecondary institution anytime after the summer following high school graduation and then applies to Lake Superior State University.
  • Re-Admit (former student): Click here

A re-admit student is defined as a student whom was previously admitted into a full-time, degree seeking program and attended classes, but has missed one or more semesters (not including summer). There is no application fee to re-admit. Students who attend another college or university since they last applied or attended LSSU will need to submit official transcripts and meet our transfer student requirements. Students who were academically dismissed must meet the requirements for re-enrollment.   

A student who applied to LSSU, but never actually attended is not considered a re-admit and will need to apply again as a freshman or transfer applicant and pay the application fee. LSSU will retain application materials for up to one year beyond an applicant's intended term of entry. If we still have official transcripts on file, students will not need to request new copies unless additional coursework has been completed. Please contact the Admissions Office with any questions.     

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