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“LSSU gave me the educational and organizational tools to be able to succeed at those endeavors after college.”

Scott Shackleton '83

Former State House of Representatives

LSSU Outstanding Alumnus Award '05

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Carl & Bernitta Burtt Scholarship

This named scholarship was established by the children of Carl and Bernitta Burtt in honor of their parents to benefit a student majoring in any course of study in the College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences. Carl Burtt was the second eldest son in a family of thirteen. He dropped out of school at the age of twelve in order to support his brothers and sisters. Although he was unable to complete his own education, he always maintained the value of a good education. Carl was an avid reader and a history buff. He enjoyed learning and made a point to pass this enjoyment on to his children. Carl married the former Bernitta Wilcox in 1944 and they had six children. Though she did not finish high school, Bernitta valued education and vowed that all of her children would complete high school and would be supported in their effort to attend college. They taught their children that an education was an asset that would always serve them well, and was something that each would keep with them for life. Recipients must be of sophomore status with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need.

  

 

Student Research...

Suttons Bay, Michigan

Nick conducted a fish population survey in the rapids of the St. Mary's river, just east of the International Bridge that connects the US and Canada. He determined fish timing and their use of the rapids by collecting samples throughout the summer and fall of 2009, using a screw trap on loan from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Steimel found that many different species are not only in the rapids, but spawn there as well. His research helps determine the diversity of fish as well when their use of spawning habitat is at its highest in that section of the river.

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