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Dominic Sorrenti

"The Exercise Science program at LSSU definitely prepared me for a career in the clinical field. The background experiences that I attained from my placements and internships helped me spearhead the development of a cardiac rehab program in Sault Ste Maire, ON. I feel that my degree at LSSU paved the way for my career today."

Dominic Sorrenti
Exercise Science Alum,
Vascular Intervention Exercise Program / Cardiac Rehab

Admissions

Fast Facts

Enrollment: 3,371
  Female: 49%
  Male: 51%

Faculty: 111 full-time faculty

Class size: 70% have fewer than 30 students.

Student/faculty ratio: 17:1

Where we're from: 68% Michigan residents. 15% Ontario residents, 17% out-of-state.

Study abroad: Available anywhere in the world.

Student organizations: More than 60, including a free-format student-run radio station (WLSO 90.1 FM).

Residence halls: Living options include traditional residence halls, suites, furnished apartments, two-story
furnished townhouses, and historic houses. High-Speed Internet is provided in each unit.

Academic calendar: Semester system; fall and spring. Summer session; May, June and July.

Financial aid: More than 83% of LSSU students receive assistance.

Placement: 86% of graduates have obtained a job or have been accepted to graduate school within 180 days. 100% placement for engineering and nursing majors.

Alumni: 26,231

Welcome Future Laker Parents!

Books and Guides

Here is a list of books and guides that can be helpful, especially during this time of your life.

Note: This list is by no means comprehensive nor does it suggest that the items included are recommended or endorsed by LSSU.

  • A New Chapter:  How Parents Fit Into Their Students’ Lives at College, 8-page pamphlet published by PaperClip Communications
  • 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent’s Guide for Surviving the Empty Nest Syndrome, Lauren Schaffer and Sandy Fleischl Wasserman (2001)
  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College, 2 nd Ed., Patricia Pasick (1998)
  • Becoming a Wise Parent for Your Grown Child: How to Give Love and Support Without Meddling, Ph.D. Betty Frain and Eileen M. Clegg (1997)
  • Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health, Dianne Hales and Robert E. Hales (1995)
  • The College Parent's Guide To Savings...Of Time, Money & Aggravation, Elaine Cloonan Osmanski (2000)
  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years, Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller (2000)
  • Empty Nest…Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College, Andrea Van Steenhouse (2002)
  • Empty-Nest Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship As Your Children Leave Home, Richard M. Eyre, Linda Eyre and Saren Eyre Loosli (2002)
  • The Empty Nest: When Children Leave Home, Shelley Bovey (1995)
  • Give Them Wings, Carol Kuykendall (1998)
  • Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents, Richard H. Mullendore (2000, out of print, limited availability)
  • How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown, Jeanette Lauer, Robert Lauer and Robert H. Lauer (1999)
  • In Addition to Tuition: The Parents' Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College, Marian Edelman Borden, Mary Anne Burlinson, and Elsie R. Kearns (1995)
  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior to College Life, Laura Kastner and Jennifer Fugett Wyatt (2002)
  • Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience, Jacqueline MacKay and Wanda Ingram (2001)
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4 th Ed., Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (2003)
  • A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen, Kaye Bernard and M.Ed McGarry (2001)
  • Parenting Your Adult Child: How You Can Help Them Achieve Their Full Potential, Ross Campbell, Gary Chapman and Gary D. Chapman (1999)
  • She’s Leaving Home: Letting Go As Daughter Goes to College, Connie Jones (2002)
  • Smart-Start: A Survival Guide for First Year College Students (and Their Parents, Too), CD-ROM by College Survival Guides (2004)
  • The Ultimate College Survival Guide, Janet Farrar Worthington and Ronald T. Farrar (1998)
  • When Kids Go to College: A Parents Guide to Changing Relationships, Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman (1992)
  • When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parent's Survival Guide, Carol Barkin (1999)
  • You're on Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me): Mentoring your Child During the College Years, Marjorie Savage (2003)

Books for Parents to Give to Their Students

Hands-on Training...

Brian Applegate

Brian Applegate
Fire Science

LSSU's dedicated three-story fire lab made all the difference to Brian Applegate.

"Our certification training classes offered real situations," Brian says. Students practice victim search techniques while controlling and extinguishing fires. Applegate says his favorite exercise was the live fire flashover simulation. "We saw how fires evolved as they burned," he says. "It’s as close as you can get to the real thing."

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