President and COO, Champion, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI
LSSU Business, Economics, and Legal Studies Distinguished Alumni '07
Former LSSU Board Trustee
Student Orientation Staff
Jacob 'Jake' Northuis
Major: Fisheries and Wildlife
Hometown: Jamestown, MI
Activities on and off Campus:
Fisheries and Wildlife Club
Favorite thing about Lake State:
The closeness and community aspect of the campus, also the personal relationships with professors.
Best thing about going to school in Sault Ste. Marie:
All the opportunities for outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, and camping.
What are some “Words of Wisdom” you would give to new LSSU Students?
Get involved, but not over involve. Grades are important your first year!
Favorite Thing to do in the Soo:
Hunt, fish, hike, and camp.
Robotics and Computer Science
"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."