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Alum Success

Elaina Marinik

My education at Lake State taught me not only the basics of exercise science and health and wellness but prepared me for my future research career. I became involved in national organizations, improved my networking skills to create working relationships, and ended up with an amazing paid internship that turned into a 3-year research professional position at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Now in graduate school pursuing a doctorate degree at Virginia Tech, I rely on the knowledge I acquired at Lake State and put it to practice daily while discussing health-related topics in class or conducting obesity and inflammation research in our laboratory.

Elaina Marinik
Exercise Science Alum,
Graduate Student,
Virginia Tech.

Office of the President

Past Presidents: The Lowman Years, 2007-2009

Rodney L. Lowman

Rodney L. Lowman Ph.D. was Lake Superior State University's sixth president.

He came to LSSU from Alliant International University, where he was provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and earlier had been dean and professor in Alliant's California School of Organizational Studies (now Marshall Goldsmith School of Management). He also has served as director of Alliant's Organizational Consulting Center, a university-based consulting firm.

His professional experience includes service as department head and professor of psychology and consulting. Early in his professional career, Dr. Lowman was a faculty member at the Institute for Social Research and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan.

Dr. Lowman has written or edited nine books and monographs, has edited two professional journals, published over 100 articles and book chapters, and has made hundreds of juried professional presentations all over the world.

His doctoral and master's degrees are in psychology, both from Michigan State University. He also holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from University of Oklahoma and a bachelor's degree in business from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lowman also completed an APA-approved Clinical Psychology internship at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, formerly the APA-approved Texas Research Institute of Mental Sciences.

Dr. Lowman was born in Oklahoma, where his father served in the US Air Force. He and his wife, Linda, also a trained psychologist and psychiatric nurse, have one daughter, Marissa.

International Success

Brittany Currie

First Place
Lake Superior State University

Automated tie rod assembly work cell

Second Place
Shanghi Jiao Tong University, China

Third Place
University of North Carolina

2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Student Manufacturing Design Competition

Nov. 2002
New Orleans, Louisana

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