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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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Honors Program

Honors Ceremony
Honors program inducation ceremony

Highly motivated students at LSSU have the opportunity to develop their
abilities and skills in the University Honors Program. The program seeks to create a community of scholars characterized by strong student and faculty
interaction around an abundance of ideas.

Honors students get priority in scheduling, additional advising, their own hall for housing, membership in the honors student organization, and Alpha Chi National Honors Society. When you graduate as an honors student, your course transcripts and diploma will reflect the designation and you will be recognized during the commencement and academic awards ceremonies.
Honor students are invited to become members by a preselection process that requires a composite ACT score of 27 and one of the following:

  • 3.0 high school GPA
  • personal interview
  • faculty recommendation
  • essay of application

Fisheries and Wildlife Mgmt...

Thaddeus Lewandowski

Thaddeus Lewandowski
Fisheries and Wildlife

"The opportunity at LSSU to do research is amazing. This past summer I motored through coves and islands with Prof. Garvon surveying water birds for the affects of pollution. I spent the other part of my summer on the shore of Lake Superior monitoring nests of the endangered Piping Plover."

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