Redefining the Classroom

College representatives return to LSSU for annual College Night

Posted: September 15th, 2012

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. – Representatives from more than two dozen colleges and universities, as well as the Armed Forces, will gather at Lake Superior State University on Sept. 20 for the annual Eastern Upper Peninsula College Night. Admission is free.

High school students and parents interested in learning more about post-secondary educational opportunities are invited to attend the event, which will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Norris Center's Bud Cooper Gymnasium at LSSU.

"College Night is an excellent opportunity for not only students, but for their parents, as well," says LSSU Assistant Director of Admissions Ruth Ransom. "Representatives will be on hand to answer any questions concerning several areas of college life, including academic programs, admissions criteria and financial aid, in addition to any other questions students or parents may have."

Ransom said new to the fair this year is a partnership with the Eastern Upper Peninsula Intermediate School District‘s (EUPISD) Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The federally funded program provides students in grades 7-12 with netbook computers that are used by students during the day and are taken home after school, when family members may use them during the evenings and summers.

"One component of the grant is that adult community members are offered the opportunity to learn about online education sources where they can enhance their own education and careers," said Paula Ramelis of the EUPISD. "We have asked colleges and universities who plan to attend the EUP College Night to bring any information that will allow the participants to find out more about their online courses."

College life is constantly evolving with new opportunities, requirements, deadlines and programs. The amount of information students and parents should know may seem overwhelming, Ransom said, but this college night can help. She also said LSSU will have forms with frequently-asked-questions available for students and parents looking at post-secondary options.

The annual event is in accordance with Michigan Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (MACRAO) guidelines.

In addition to LSSU, the list of organizations being represented at College Night includes, so far:

Algoma University
Alpena Community College
Aquinas College
Art Institute of Michigan
Central Michigan University
Ferris State University
Grand Valley State University
Great Lakes Christian College
Hillsdale College
Kendall College of Art and Design
Kirtland Community College
Lakeland College
Michigan State University
Michigan Technological University
North Central Michigan College
Oakland University
Paul Mitchell The School - Escanaba
Rutgers University
Sault Tribe Higher Education
Sault College
United States Naval Academy
University of Michigan
Valparaiso University
Western Michigan University

For more information, contact LSSU Admissions at, 906-635-2231, or 888-800-LSSU, ext. 2231. –LSSU-

CONTACT: Tom Pink, 906-635-2315,; John Shibley, 635-2314,; Ruth Ransom, 635-2231,