Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
 
Related Sites

 

Alum Success

Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

Guided Virtual Campus Tour


The backbone of a successful University is the solid structure of its campus. Lake Superior State University has a rich history and a long-standing tradition for educational excellence. When students and visitors come to Lake State we want them to feel at home in their surroundings. The best way to do that is become familiar with the structures and the history. This tour is designed to lead you across the campus grounds of this historical fort and into the present day, Simply Superior University.

To simplify browsing, we've created some icons to help you along the way.

PreviousNextNavigation

Use these buttons to help you navigate through our guided tour.

Photo Galleries

This icon indicates that the building you are currently located at has an in-depth look at its features in a photo gallery. Simply click this icon and a new window will open that will allow you to browse these features.

360° Panoramas

Within various areas of the guided tour, we have included 360° panoramas for your enjoyment. This panorama allows you to view a full 360° image of campus near your tour stop. To view these panoramas, you must have the Java plug-in installed. Click here to download the plug-in free of charge.

Majoring in Liberal Studies...

Eliza Carte

Eliza Carte
Liberal Studies
Remus, MI

It is a smaller school so it is easy to get to know everyone. It has smaller class sizes so the faculty can get to know the students. [ more ]

Apply Today!

Home » Guided Tour > Guided Campus Tour
Share this page with your friends: