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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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DIABETES MELLITUS
DIABETIC EMERGENCIES
DIABETIC PATIENT
DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY FOR ADOLESCENTS W/MULTIPLE PROB
DIALOGUES IN MEDICINE
DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
DIGESTION BREAKDOWN
DIGITIZING
DIKING, DIVERTING, AND SPILLS
DIMENSIONS IN SCIENCE
DISCIPLINE OF TEAMS: TEAMS AND ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE
DISCOVER MICHIGAN'S EASTERN UPPER PENINSULA SUMMER/FALL
DISCOVER THE FOUR SEASONS OF THE EASTERN U.P. - 1985
DISCOVERING DENMARK
DISCOVERING SCOTLAND
DISCOVERING THE MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES
DISCOVERING WINTER-SPRING IN THE EASTERN U.P.
DISCUSSION WITH CARL JUNG: INTROVERSION-EX
DISORDERED STATES
DISORDERS DUE TO PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCE ABUSE
DISPUTE MEDIATION
DISSENTER
DISSOLUTION OF THE MONASTERIES
DISTANT HORIZONS
DIVERTING THE MENTALLY ILL FROM JAIL
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Brittany Baril
Elementary Education
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

Easy to walk from class to class, all have close proximity. There are excellent professors. The Library and Learning Center are great resources! (Actually are a relaxing place to be.) [ more ]

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