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Parents of fire science major garner Mansfield Parent of the Year award

Posted: November 7th, 2012

PARENTS OF THE YEAR -- Lake Superior State University President Tony McLain (second from right) joins LSSU student John Plotzke in presenting the Bud and Mary Mansfield Parent of the Year Award to John & Rita Plotzke. Award namesake Bud Mansfield was a member of LSSU's first class of students, the "Pioneer Class." He and Mary sent all of their children to LSSU, and their first grandchild graduated with an LSSU degree recently. A committee of students, faculty and staff reviewed the nominations for Parent of the Year and selected Plotzke's essay. Joining in the photo are, from left, Plotzke's godmother, Barbara Bushor; friend Kara Lotan; and sister Cecelia. Plotzke plans to graduate in Dec. 2013 with a major in fire science and a minor in homeland security. The Plotzkes are from St. Clair Shores, Mich. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS:Tom Pink, e-mail, 906-635-2315; John Shibley, e-mail, 635-2314; Susan Fitzpatrick, LSSU Alumni Office, e-mail; 635-2831.