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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."

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Rodney M. Nelson

Mr. Nelson joined the Mackinac Straits Health System as CEO in September of 1999. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration from Lake Superior State University, Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Prior to joining Mackinac Straits Health System he was the Executive Director, Systems Development for Lenawee Health Alliance in Adrian, MI. 

Mr. Nelson has served on numerous boards such as the American Hospital Association Council for Small and Rural Hospitals; Lenewee American Heart Association Board; Lenewee United Way Board; Hudson/Morenci/LHA Advisory Board: Faye Foundation; Diane Peppler Resource Center Board; St. Ignace Lions Club; MHA Small & Rural Hospital Council; VitalCare & Hospice, Inc., MHA Legislative Policy Panel and St. Ignace Chamber of Commerce.

He was awarded by American Hospital Association and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association as the 2007 State of Michigan Grassroots Champion on May 8, 2007. He was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees for an eight year term. He was honored as the St. Ignace Ambassador of the Year in 2010. He currently serves on the Legislative Policy Panel and the Board of Trustees for the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.   Mr. Nelson and his wife Nancy reside in St. Ignace, Michigan.


Robotics...

Dereck Wonnacutt

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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