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Luke Fera

Luke Fera '06
Biology Major

"LSSU has a great reputation for placing students in graduate and professional schools. Many of my classmates from LSSU are now pursuing graduate and professional studies at some of the finest universities in Canada and the United States."

"The student-faculty interaction and the ability to conduct research at the undergraduate level really helped me to achieve success in a competitive graduate program. My professors at LSSU were always interested in helping us succeed."

Luke Fera of Sault Ste. Marie graduated from LSSU in 2006 with a degree in biology and is now working toward a master's degree in epidemiology at University of Western Ontario in London. He plans to continue his studies in the medical sciences.

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Parents at Lake State

A Tax Time Reminder

The advent of a new year means that tax paperwork will soon be arriving. So, if you are still involved in your student’s tax return preparation, you’ll need to gather those incoming W-2s from on- or off-campus jobs. Talk about exchanging these forms now so that they don’t get lost in the jumble of your student’s busy life.
And, if your student does his own tax return, encourage him to check into campus tax resources. Some organizations offer free tax preparation assistance to students. The accounting department may offer help, too. Students who learn to do their own taxes are acquiring a lifetime skill.

Start preparing now… April 15 will arrive sooner that you think!

Publication 970 (2005), Tax Benefits for Education

The IRS offers an online guide to possible tax benefits for education. The publication:

Explains the taxability of various types of educational assistance such as scholarships, fellowships and tuition reductions.

Explains educational benefits such as the Hope credit, the lifetime learning credit and 10 others (i.e. possible deduction of tuition and fees, participation in qualified tuition program).

Goes in-depth when it comes to reminders, who is eligible and more.

Check it out at http://www.irs.gov/publications/ p970/index.html. You can also visit www.irs.gov or call 1-800-829-1040 with further questions.

 

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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