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Maria DiValentin

"I chose to transfer to Lake Superior State University because of the personal attention I would receive. I did not want to attend a large university where I would be a number lost in the masses. The well-rounded curriculum allowed me to obtain my position at John Deere. Having a good balance of theory and hands-on knowledge is critical for my position and Lake State gave me a good foundation in these skills."

Maria DiValentin, Mechanical Engineering 2001
Field Service Representative,
John Deere Power Systems
Waterloo, IA

Admissions

Fast Facts

Enrollment: 3,371
  Female: 49%
  Male: 51%

Faculty: 111 full-time faculty

Class size: 70% have fewer than 30 students.

Student/faculty ratio: 17:1

Where we're from: 68% Michigan residents. 15% Ontario residents, 17% out-of-state.

Study abroad: Available anywhere in the world.

Student organizations: More than 60, including a free-format student-run radio station (WLSO 90.1 FM).

Residence halls: Living options include traditional residence halls, suites, furnished apartments, two-story
furnished townhouses, and historic houses. High-Speed Internet is provided in each unit.

Academic calendar: Semester system; fall and spring. Summer session; May, June and July.

Financial aid: More than 83% of LSSU students receive assistance.

Placement: 86% of graduates have obtained a job or have been accepted to graduate school within 180 days. 100% placement for engineering and nursing majors.

Alumni: 26,231

Welcome Future Laker Parents!

Books and Guides

Here is a list of books and guides that can be helpful, especially during this time of your life.

Note: This list is by no means comprehensive nor does it suggest that the items included are recommended or endorsed by LSSU.

  • A New Chapter:  How Parents Fit Into Their Students’ Lives at College, 8-page pamphlet published by PaperClip Communications
  • 133 Ways to Avoid Going Cuckoo When the Kids Fly the Nest: A Parent’s Guide for Surviving the Empty Nest Syndrome, Lauren Schaffer and Sandy Fleischl Wasserman (2001)
  • Almost Grown: Launching Your Child from High School to College, 2 nd Ed., Patricia Pasick (1998)
  • Becoming a Wise Parent for Your Grown Child: How to Give Love and Support Without Meddling, Ph.D. Betty Frain and Eileen M. Clegg (1997)
  • Caring for the Mind: The Comprehensive Guide to Mental Health, Dianne Hales and Robert E. Hales (1995)
  • The College Parent's Guide To Savings...Of Time, Money & Aggravation, Elaine Cloonan Osmanski (2000)
  • Don’t Tell Me What to Do, Just Send Money: The Essential Parenting Guide to the College Years, Helen E. Johnson and Christine Schelhas-Miller (2000)
  • Empty Nest…Full Heart: The Journey from Home to College, Andrea Van Steenhouse (2002)
  • Empty-Nest Parenting: Adjusting Your Stewardship As Your Children Leave Home, Richard M. Eyre, Linda Eyre and Saren Eyre Loosli (2002)
  • The Empty Nest: When Children Leave Home, Shelley Bovey (1995)
  • Give Them Wings, Carol Kuykendall (1998)
  • Helping Your First-Year College Student Succeed: A Guide for Parents, Richard H. Mullendore (2000, out of print, limited availability)
  • How to Survive and Thrive in an Empty Nest: Reclaiming Your Life When Your Children Have Grown, Jeanette Lauer, Robert Lauer and Robert H. Lauer (1999)
  • In Addition to Tuition: The Parents' Survival Guide to Freshman Year of College, Marian Edelman Borden, Mary Anne Burlinson, and Elsie R. Kearns (1995)
  • The Launching Years: Strategies for Parenting from Senior to College Life, Laura Kastner and Jennifer Fugett Wyatt (2002)
  • Let the Journey Begin: A Parent’s Monthly Guide to the College Experience, Jacqueline MacKay and Wanda Ingram (2001)
  • Letting Go: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years, 4 th Ed., Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (2003)
  • A New Beginning: A Survival Guide for Parents of College Freshmen, Kaye Bernard and M.Ed McGarry (2001)
  • Parenting Your Adult Child: How You Can Help Them Achieve Their Full Potential, Ross Campbell, Gary Chapman and Gary D. Chapman (1999)
  • She’s Leaving Home: Letting Go As Daughter Goes to College, Connie Jones (2002)
  • Smart-Start: A Survival Guide for First Year College Students (and Their Parents, Too), CD-ROM by College Survival Guides (2004)
  • The Ultimate College Survival Guide, Janet Farrar Worthington and Ronald T. Farrar (1998)
  • When Kids Go to College: A Parents Guide to Changing Relationships, Barbara M. Newman and Philip R. Newman (1992)
  • When Your Kid Goes to College; A Parent's Survival Guide, Carol Barkin (1999)
  • You're on Your Own (But I'm Here if You Need Me): Mentoring your Child During the College Years, Marjorie Savage (2003)

Books for Parents to Give to Their Students

Majoring in Sociology...

Carrie McBride

Carrie McBride
Sociology
Caro, MI

I love the small tight-knit community on campus.You always see someone you know while walking to class.Your professors know you on a first name basis. [ more ]

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