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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: BED AND BREAKFAST INNS
Movie ID: VT3097
Movie Number: 3097
Description: Enjoy this comprehensive videotape guide to 10 of the finest Bed & Breakfast Inns of California's Wine Country. Sit down and sip a glass of wine with the owners of these gracious old homes and learn what makes each of the inns so special. Browse through the bedrooms which are elegantly decorated in a romantic motif. Dine with other guests for breakfast and enjoy the homemade gourmet specialties of your hosts. Experience the romance, serenity and hospitality of these Victorian getaways. Explore the surrounding Napa and Sonoma Valley by visiting some of the region's premium wineries. Adventure into the wind of a hot air balloon or canoe down the tranquil Russian River. Whether on foot or bicycle you'll discover the beauty and charm of California's Wine Country.
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Part: 0
Time: 60
Department: BUS/ECON
Call Number: F 868 .N2 B42 1988
At LSSU: Y

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