Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
 
Related Sites

 

Alum Success

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.

Campus Recreation Staff

Meet the Staff!

Each Staff member of Campus Recreation brings a bundle of ideas, skills, and certifications to our department. Below is each of our upper staff members for all the departments and programs under Campus Rec.


Ken Hopper - Norris Center Building Manager, Director of Campus Recreation
khopper2@lssu.edu


Paul Tummey - Climbing Wall & Regional Outdoor Center Supervisor
ptumey@lssu.edu


Tom Linhart - Head Coach Men's & Women's Tennis, Director of Intramural Athletics
tlinhart@lssu.edu


Lori Shimasaki - Head Coach Women's Softball, Director of Club Sports
lshimasaki@lssu.edu


Denise Custard - Health & Wellness Program Supervisor
dcustard@lssu.edu


Meghan Drobish - LSSU Volleyball Member, Head Student Supervisor of Student Activity Center
mdrobish1@lssu.edu

 

 

 

Paramedic with Honors...

Geoff Girolamo

Geoff Girolamo,
Honors Nursing
Grosse Ile, MI

Geoff works as a paramedic for Kinross EMS. During holidays and school breaks he works in the Detroit metro area for Medic One Ambulance and Hart Medical EMS as a paramedic for both agencies. [ more ]

Apply Today!

Home » Campus Rec Staff
Share this page with your friends:  Share