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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.

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Title: MAINLAND CHINA
Movie ID: VT3090
Movie Number: 3090
Description: How do I get around in China? What should I see? Where should I stay? Where should I shop? These are just some of the questions Laura McKenzie answers in this entertaining and informative tour of Mainland China. You'll see the famous Great Wall of China, the Garden City of Suzho in Shanghai, the Imperial Palaces, The Tomb of Emperor Quin Shi Huang Di, The Terra Cotta Warriors he was buried with and The Old Forbidden City plus much, much more. You'll get tips on cruises, Chinese Visas and entry formalities as well as great bargain shopping and information about shipping your purchases home. Perfect for armchair traveling, planning your upcoming vacation or business trips...or for reminiscing about the trip you've already taken.
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Part: 0
Time: 60
Department: BUS/ECON
Call Number: DS 711 .M34 1989
At LSSU: Y

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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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