Former Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture
Former Michigan Senator
Businessman, The Irwin Group
LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '91
Student Orientation Staff
Hometown: Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Activities on and off Campus:
Volunteer at War Memorial Hospital
Tutoring in the Learning Center
Favorite thing about Lake State:
Personally knowing the professors
Always knowing people wherever you go
Best thing about going to school in Sault Ste. Marie:
Winter almost all school year
What are some “Words of Wisdom” you would give to new LSSU Students?
Say HI to everyone you see in the first week.
Get involved but don't take too much on.
Don't be afraid to ask anyone a question.
Favorite Thing to do in the Soo:
Spending free time golfing at the Country Club
Run along Lake Superior and the St. Mary's River
Fishing in Brimley
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."