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One of Seven Chosen...

Russell D. Bruce Recreation Department Scholarship

This scholarship honors Dr. Russell D. Bruce, the first department head of recreation disciplines at LSSU. Awarded to a recreation or exercise science major at the end of their junior year, selection is based on academics, leadership, and service contribution to the Recreation Club or Exercise Science Professional Club.

  

Brandon Fast, of Honor, MI, graduated with a degree in Parks & Recreation management from LSSU in May and will apply his $1,000 scholarship toward an internship this summer that is a part of his degree requirements. His internship is with the U.S. Forest Service in Mio, MI.

"This is a great tribute to our program," said Prof. Deb McPherson, chair of the department.

Brandon worked six summers as an interpreter at the Platte River State Fish Hatchery. A student member of MPRA, Fast worked as a volunteer at the organization's state convention in 2007.

Brandon received one of seven scholarships offered to students throughout the state.

NOTE: MPRA is a state association of professionals who are working in recreation, leisure, parks and sports-affiliated careers. The organization provides continuing education, certifications, workshops and an annual conference for members. It staffs representatives in Lansing to discuss issues important to its members with the state legislature.

 

Robotics...

Dereck Wonnacutt 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."

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