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Loralei Premo

Loralei Premo '07
Biology Major

Communications and SPC Administrator, Drinking Source Water Protection Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (Ontario)

"Most natural science classes at LSSU offer students as much hands-on experience (lab hours) as lecture hours, which ensures that the university experience prepares us for the real world careers, whether you work at a desk or out in the field, or both. There are endless advantages and opportunities available to LSSU students due to its location on an international border.

I found my career path on campus when my advisor posted a job for the Bi-national Public Advisory Council (BPAC), a group dedicated to and overseeing the clean-up the St. Mary's River. I was able to gain experience and network on both sides of the border, ultimately finding full-time employment before I graduated with my biology degree."

Distinguished Teaching Award

Nomination Form

Academic Year 2014-2015 Nomination

Nominations close at 5 PM on Wednesday March 4, 2015

This is much more than a ballot. Your nomination MUST be supported by your responses to the criteria listed. Essays giving thoughtful explanations in support of the nomination will carry the most weight with the Award Committee. The number of nominations does not dictate who the recipient will be. The Award Committee is comprised of graduating seniors with the highest grade point average in their colleges/schools and previous Distinguished Teaching Award recipients that are current faculty members.

The following recent recipients are not eligible for nomination. They are:

Herb Henderson, Associate Professor (13-14)
Deborah Choszczyk, Assistant Professor of Dance (12-13)
Ashley H. Moerke, Associate Professor of Biology (11-12)
H. Russell Searight, Associate Professor of Psychology (10-11)
Andrew H. Jones, Assistant Professor of Engineering (09-10)

Click here for print version of nomination form

Or use our online form below:

I am nominating:  

CRITERIA: Please write an essay supporting your nomination by addressing as may of these criteria as possible.

The Distinguished Teacher Award was established at Lake Superior State University in 1958. It is the most prestigious award that can be bestowed upon an LSSU faculty member. It is also typically a once-in-a-lifetime recognition of outstanding achievement as a teacher.

A Distinguished Teacher at LSSU may be popular—both among students and faculty colleagues—but popularity is not what distinguishes the Distinguished Teacher. A Distinguished Teacher

  • demonstrates command of his or her subject matter,
  • explains difficult concepts clearly,
  • utilizes creative and innovative methods in order to engage students,
  • generates excitement and enthusiasm for the subject,
  • treats students fairly and respectfully,
  • assists students both inside and outside the classroom,
  • maintains challenging standards,
  • inspires students to expect more of themselves, and
  • serves as a good role model for students, faculty colleagues, and others.

A Distinguished Teacher will display all of these individual characteristics in a way that touches and changes lives. Students will likely be forever grateful to a Distinguished Teacher, for this person will have expanded their horizons and helped them realize more of their potential.

Please write your essay here (2-3 paragraphs recommended):

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My Department or Major is:
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Majoring in Elementary Education...

Brittany Baril

Brittany Baril
Elementary Education
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Easy to walk from class to class, all have close proximity. There are excellent professors. The Library and Learning Center are great resources! (Actually are a relaxing place to be.) [ more ]

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