Redefining the Classroom


James and Jean Boult Scholarship

This scholarship was established through a bequest by Jean Boult upon her death in November 2009. James and Jean Boult were born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie. Jim was a University of Michigan graduate earning a degree in Electrical Engineering. Graduating from MacMurray College in central Illinois, Jean began a teaching career in physical education. Because of Jim's profession, they lived in many places throughout the country while raising two sons – Paul and Bruce. The Boults retired in 1981 and settled in Brimley, Michigan. After a long battle with cancer, Jim died in 1991. Paul, a Vietnam veteran, died in 1996, also from cancer. Bruce who has followed in Jean's footsteps – majoring in physical education has one daughter, Aimee. The Boults have a strong commitment to family and value education highly. Their scholarship will provide financial assistance to a Sault Area High School graduate majoring in any of the recreation studies programs at LSSU.

Russell and Marquetta Bruce Scholarship

This scholarship honors Dr. Russell D. Bruce, the first department head of recreational disciplines at LSSU. It is awarded to a Recreation or Exercise Science major at the end of their junior year and based on academic achievement, leadership qualities and volunteer service.

After graduation from Sault High in 1948, Dr. Bruce went on to Cornell College for his BA degree in physical education and mathematics. After serving with the U.S. Army in Germany he resumed his studies receiving his MA degree from the University of Michigan and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. He held professorships at Eastern Michigan University and Northern Michigan University before coming to LSSU in 1976. Dr. Bruce was a dedicated successful educator, football coach, avid runner, and active participant in the sport of orienteering; receiving the coveted Silver Award in 1987. In 2006 Dr. Bruce was inducted into the UP Sports Hall of Fame in honor of his many achievements in football, track, and orienteering.

Marquetta, his wife of 59 years, was a teacher/consultant in learning disabilities with the Marquette and Sault Area Public Schools and an accomplished organist. They are proud parents of four children and ten grandchildren.