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"My two business degrees from LSSU were instrumental in preparing me to work at all levels of Edison Sault Electric (ESE), concluding with the privilege of becoming ESE President in 1998. My company also takes pride in that 14 out of a total of 17 management personnel and about 20% of hourly employees at ESE either have degrees from or have attended a substantial number of classes at LSSU. Finally, our company and employees have contributed in excess of $500,000 to various LSSU projects over the last 25 years. ESE Believes in Blue."

Don Sawruk '70
Edison Sault Electric Company
President and CEO
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

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VITA
Lake Superior State University accounting majors and members of Students in Free Enterprise are helping people in the community with their tax returns over the next several weeks through the Voluntary Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

"Six of the students have taken the personal income tax course offered through LSSU to prepare them for this," said Norm Guild, an LSSU accounting major from DeTour and one of the students organizing the project. "The seventh has been certified online through the Internal Revenue Service website."

The seven students are enrolled in a special topics course taught by Prof. Mindy Poliski of the LSSU School of Business, Economics and Legal Studies.

Their group project came about as the result of a meeting among area human service agencies that were looking for a way to provide free tax preparation services to low income wage earners and senior citizens. The students took their lead from Jennifer Storey, community resource coordinator with the Chippewa County Dept. of Human Services in Sault Ste. Marie. Storey is coordinating transportation for clients who are unable to get to appointments on their own.

According to an IRS representative administering the VITA project, LSSU is the only college in the state that is providing this service right now.

  

 

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Chris Schalk

I absolutely love the small size of LSSU. Everything on campus is within a short walking distance. Also, with smaller class sizes, itís much easier to get to know people. There are even professors I had from a couple of years ago that still remember me. It has even become difficult for me to walk across campus without running into someone I know. This has created a very positive experience for me. [ more ]

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