Lake Superior State University
Lake Superior State University
Related Sites


Alum Success

Video at

Ariel Kelly, a Park and Recreation graduate who is a park ranger at Yosemite National Park, was interviewed as part of a program feature that highlights beautiful places in America.

Parks & Recreation

Parks & Recreation Management challenges the mind and body
Senior Projects

Some of the recent Senior Projects completed by our students:

  • Rachel Lonero, Beulah, “Leave No Trace and Minimal Impact Camping Awareness among LSSU Students”
  • Denise Neahausen, Kinross, “Campground Inventory of Camper Satisfaction, Activity Opportunities and Visitation Frequency and Duration”
  • Debbie Stille, Holland, "A Study on the Parks and Recreation Alumni of LSSU"
  • Jamie Westfall, Carp Lake, “Inventory of Mackinac Island Visitors, Interests and Activities”


"I must give a huge thanks to the faculty on campus; they allowed me to come into the classrooms and seemed genuinely interested in my work, regardless of whether or not it pertained to their particular area of study.”

--Sarah Shea,
Gladwin, MI

Professors Deb McPherson and Sally Childs along with thirteen students (Heather Howard, Lindsey Gentz, Dianna Allan, Justin Givens, Carrie Hasselhuhn, Weronica Lomacka, Aubrey Lashbrook, Amy Smeaton, Dana Fitzpatrick, Eric Buttil, Mark McDonald, Ryan Root and, Jamie Elliott) from Parks and Recreation and Sport and Recreation Management attended the Northern Michigan Recreation and Parks Association (NMRPA) workshop on risk management at the Ralph MacMullen Center in Grayling, MI.

Two alums, Erica Cena Mattson 05’ (Parks and Recreation Director for St. Ignace) and Justin Andre 01’ (Hanson Hills Recreation Authority Director) joined the group. 

NMRPA will focus on coordinating professionals in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Mobile Software Development - Daifuku Webb, Osaka, Japan

Collin Baker

The project was to develop a mobile application to work on smart phones via Bluetooth to replace an old, bulky pendant used for moving autonomously-guided vehicles manually. The idea was not to be able to do it remotely, but simply eliminate the cost of the pendant. The project consisted of two stages: (1) Learn the Android Software Development Kit; (2) Develop a marketable application. The safe operation of the vehicle was critical.

Apply Today!

Home » Parks & Recreation > Senior Projects
Share this page with your friends: