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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

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Title: TAILSPIN
Movie ID: VT2806
Movie Number: 2806
Description: On May 13, 1982, Braniff International's "flying colors" never left the ground. Chairman Howard D. Putnam had announced at 12:01 am that Braniff was bankrupt. Fifty-nine jets sat motionless and some 10,000 employees had no job. A shaken and exhausted Howard Putnam announced to his employees and the world that Braniff had no more cash. After 54 years of flying, Braniff would cease operations and attempt to reorganize. American Airlines picked up most of Braniff's business; within two weeks, American had substantially raised its rates.
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Part: 0
Time: 28
Department: BE
Call Number: HE 9803 .T34 1983
At LSSU: Y

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Dereck Wonnacutt

Dereck Wonnacutt
Robotics and Computer Science

"Lake Superior State is the only robotics program of its kind in the country. I can work up any research or senior project idea with a professor or my advisor. I studied for a year in Japan through LSSU's connection with the Japan Center for Michigan Universities, and became fluent in Japanese. A Japanese company called Fanuc makes most of the robots in our lab. I'd like to roll my senior research project into a career with Fanuc that bridges the two countries and cultures."

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