Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture
Former Michigan Senator
Businessman, The Irwin Group
LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91
Grab Hold of Your Future
Kim Churchill used magnetic and electromagnetic gear to locate uncataloged objects buried around an Army base that dates back to the 1950s, Camp Lucas. Under the guidance of Kelso, Churchill presented her results at the American Institute of Professional Geologists in San Diego. Her presentation poster took second place in the nation for undergraduates, and went on to the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. The AIPG gave her a $500 prize for the excellent work.
"I've been accepted to Montana Tech's graduate school to pursue a master's degree in geophysical engineering. I have also accepted a full-funded graduate research assistantship to work with the Montana National Guard on developing magnetic techniques to detect unexploded ordinance. My summer internship with Geolex, a company under contract with the Guard, will study acquiring data, performing analysis, and offering interpretation on unexploded ordinance."
— Kim Churchill, '08 Geology
"LSSU is a relatively small school and I believe for this reason I have received a better education. The close atmosphere as opposed to a larger university has provided me with an opportunity to become acquainted with my professors. The professors therefore have an opportunity to assist with problems fairly easily, especially in upper level classes. The classes are fairly small also which provides one on one conversations which is very helpful."