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Alum Success

Maria DiValentin

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

Parents at Lake State

Understanding Traditional-Aged New Students with the Beloit College Mindset List

Will anything surprise you?

Trying to understand this generation of traditional-aged college students? The folks at Beloit College (WI) have been publishing an eye-opening Mindset List for several years that lists 75 characteristics of each incoming class. Topics run the gamut from politics to technology to world affairs to entertainment, and beyond!

The Mindset List is the brainchild of Beloit's Keefer Professor of the Humanities Tom McBride and Director of Public Affairs Ron Nief. Together, they offer valuable insights for parents, administrators and others who are continually trying to better understand today's students.

Take a peek at this year's list by heading to You'll also find archived lists from past years to better understand those older students/past students in your life.


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Brittany Currie

Second Place
Lake Superior State University

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2003 ASME Regional Students Conference District Design Competition – Region 5

March 20, 2003
Toronto, Ontario

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