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Mitch Irwin

Mitch Irwin '74

Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture

Former Michigan Senator

Businessman, The Irwin Group

LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91

Orientation

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Rayann 'Ray' Basawa

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Activities on and off Campus:

  • Lake State Student Nurses' Association
  • Volunteering throughout the community
  • Maintain two jobs and school

Favorite thing about Lake State:

  • The small classes
  • Close to my family
  • Friendly campus

Best thing about going to school in Sault Ste. Marie:

I was able to get the university experience while staying close to home; just like my father.

What are some “Words of Wisdom” you would give to new LSSU Students?

Don't be afraid to ask questions - everyone wants you to succeed.

Favorite Thing to do in the Soo:

  • spend time with friends
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • camping

 

 

 

Impact in the real world...

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold
Environmental Health

What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty.

"I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans."

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