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Loralei Premo

Loralei Premo '07
Biology Major

Communications and SPC Administrator, Drinking Source Water Protection Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (Ontario)

"Most natural science classes at LSSU offer students as much hands-on experience (lab hours) as lecture hours, which ensures that the university experience prepares us for the real world careers, whether you work at a desk or out in the field, or both. There are endless advantages and opportunities available to LSSU students due to its location on an international border.

I found my career path on campus when my advisor posted a job for the Bi-national Public Advisory Council (BPAC), a group dedicated to and overseeing the clean-up the St. Mary's River. I was able to gain experience and network on both sides of the border, ultimately finding full-time employment before I graduated with my biology degree."

Board of Trustees


Mark W. Mercer D.D.S.

Dr. Mercer is a 1973 graduate of LSSU with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University Of Detroit School Of Dentistry in 1979. Following graduation he opened a private dental practice in St Ignace Michigan. Dr. Mercer also works with his wife, Dr. Johnna Driscoll at her dental practice in Petoskey Michigan. He served on the LSSU Foundation Board from 1982 to 1995 and as its chair in 1987 to 1988. He currently is the chair of Mackinac Associates, the fund raising arm of the Mackinac Island State Parks Commission. He has also served on several other foundation boards in the past.

Dr. Mercer and his wife and daughter live in Harbor Springs Michigan and have two other grown children.

Career Focused...

Rebecca Secrest

Rebecca Secrest
Social Science
Alanson, MI

"LSSU's size is perfect. I see familiar faces every day. There is a security and comfort in that. The professors are wonderful, and there is a lot of interaction in the smaller classes. The level of attention students get is the same as at a small private college, but at a great price." [ more ]

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