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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.

Admissions

Graduate Admissions

LSSU offers a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction. As LSSU's only graduate program, it focuses on professional development issues often associated with certified teachers.  The program will be open to all qualified candidates, teacher certification is NOT a prerequisite. 

THERE IS NO ADMISSION DEADLINE for the graduate program, you may apply at any time and begin enrollment in graduate classes at the start of next semester. 

Graduate courses are open to any qualified student within the limits of the admission policy.  Candidates may complete not more than 50% of the graduate program requirements prior to admission.  LSSU courses completed during the student teaching internship can be used in our graduate program (up to six in the core requirements and six in the elective category), again within the limits of the admission policy. 

Working with a graduate advisor, candidates may incorporate the graduate credits earned through the LSSU student teaching internship, and a limited number of university credits accepted in transfer. 

More Information is available on the School of Education website.

Please contact Dr. Donna Fiebelkorn at the School of Education, (906) 635-2728 for graduate program advising. 

 


 

Paramedic with Honors...

Geoff Girolamo

Geoff Girolamo,
Honors Nursing
Grosse Ile, MI

Geoff works as a paramedic for Kinross EMS. During holidays and school breaks he works in the Detroit metro area for Medic One Ambulance and Hart Medical EMS as a paramedic for both agencies. [ more ]

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