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Mark Reese

“The material covered in LSSU's engineering program provided me a solid foundation for graduate studies. The systematic approach and communication skills needed to tackle engineering projects were taught and then practiced over and over again. In particular I appreciate the many hours spent by the faculty to develop oral presentation skills in each student. As a graduate student now, these skills have proven to be highly beneficial and, to my surprise, obviously not taught to the same extent at many other universities.”

Mark Reese, Mechanical Engineering 2005
Hawaii Natural Energy Institute
School of Ocean & Earth Science and Technology
Graduate Student, University of Hawaii at Manoa

"Brady is a man of unassuming manner, and modest worth, and is quite beloved by all his officers, among whom the greatest harmony and the best understanding prevails."
- Sault Ste. Marie and its Great Waterway


  • Brady enlisted in the US Infantry in 1792 and first served with General Wayne in the campaign of 1792-95 against the northwest Indians.
  • He was promoted to the rank of captain on January 8, 1799.
  • In January 15, 1800 Brady was honorably discharged to retire to civil life. He remained inactive until the outbreak of the War of 1812 when he enlisted in the United States Army. He reentered the army with the rank of colonel. In the Battle of Lundy's Lane he was wounded so severely he was kept from active duty for the remainder of the war.
  • Following the War of 1812 Brady was stationed at Sacketts Harbor as colonel of the Second Infantry. He led his troops from Sacketts Harbor to the Sault three years later to establish a US garrison there. Upon arrival he was promoted to Brigadier General and built a fort with his crew of 250 men.
  • Many years later he was given command of the Northwestern Department of the Army with headquarters in Detroit. On May 30, 1848 he was promoted to the rank of Major General. He died three years later on April 15, 1851 from a fractured skull.
  • Brady fractured his skull while riding in his carriage. His horse ran away and he was thrown to the ground, hitting his skull upon a rock. He died after struggling for five days.
  • History records Brady's funeral as the most imposing military funeral the city of Detroit had ever witnessed

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"I love the fast pace environment, the people in the profession, and the adrenaline rush of running into a burning building or saving someone’s life," she says.

Rondeau chose Lake Superior State University because it offers the first accredited four-year fire science degree in the United States. She also jumped at the challenge of LSSU's Honors program, which requires her to complete 21 Honors credits, including 10 credits for an Honors seminar/thesis project.

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