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Gary Benjamin

Gary Benjamin '70

President and COO, Champion, Inc.
Iron Mountain, MI

LSSU Business, Economics, and Legal Studies Distinguished Alumni '07

Former LSSU Board Trustee

Parents at Lake State

Positive Spring Flings

After being cooped up during the winter months, your student may feel the need for some cabin fever relieving. It’s important, however, that her spring fling doesn’t take a harmful form. For instance, encourage her to steer clear of:

  • vandalism that seems “fun” at the time
  • drinking to excess
  • experimenting with drugs
  • walking alone at night because the weather is finally nice
  • going off alone with someone she doesn’t know
  • blowing off classes or letting academics slide

That may seem like common sense which, of course, it is. Yet students who have been feeling repressed may go wild to an opposite extreme. Encourage moderation—there’s plenty of fun to be had this spring! For instance, why not suggest:

  • going on a road trip with trusted friends
  • participating in all the fun stuff happening campus wide
  • shopping for a new spring outfit
  • getting outside to play Frisbee, golf or volleyball
  • going to the park instead of the library to study with friends
  • having a picnic or going camping
  • playing in an intramural softball game
  • reading a good book outside under a tree

There are many ways to welcome spring—positively. Tell your student to just get out there and do it!


 

Robotics...

Dereck Wonnacutt

Dereck Wonnacutt
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."

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