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University bestows academic laurels for 2012-13 school year . . .

Posted: May 8th, 2013

ACADEMIC HONORS – Lake Superior State University summa cum laude graduates receive recognition during a commencement morning breakfast on April 27 in Sault Ste Marie, Mich. From left are Renae Dwarshuis (Wyoming, Mich.), nursing; Julie Armock (Wyoming, Mich.), psychology; Sarah Becks (Cheboygan, Mich.), English language and literature; Andrew Boyer (East Jordon, Mich.), liberal studies; Noel Granger (Fraser, Mich.), business administration-marketing/international business; Michael V. Caputo (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), biology; Jonathon Morrison (Pickford, Mich.), social studies; Joselyn Coullard (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.), biology; Christopher Ogren (Escanaba, Mich.), mathematics; Margaret Gorman (Farmington Hills, Mich.), liberal studies; Joseph Reath (talking in back); Vulcan, Mich., mathematics; Ashley Poehls (L'Anse, Mich.), biology; Jenalee Posteraro (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.), early childhood education; and Jonathon Spencer (West Branch, Mich.), mechanical engineering. Not pictured are Jared Smith (Corunna, Ont.; criminal justice); Derrick Ethington (Arizona City, Ariz.; fire science), and Lucas Febbraro (Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; criminal justice). (LSSU/John Shibley)

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EXTRA WORK, EXTRA HONOR – Lake Superior State University Honors program students are recognized during commencement day breakfast on April 27 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. From the left are Sarah Becks (Cheboygan, Mich.), who completes her degree in English language and literature/secondary education; Joselyn Coullard (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.), biology; Thomas Hubbert (Holly, Mich.), political science; Ashley Ryckman (Houghton Lake, Mich.), biochemistry/pre-professional; and Christine Larkin (Troy, Mich.), biology. Honors students must graduate with a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and complete 21 Honors credits, including a senior-year honors thesis reviewed and approved by a council of five faculty members. Run a Web search on "LSSU Honors program" for details. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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ADVISING EXCELLENCE – Lake Superior State University math and computer science professor Mark Terwilliger accepts the fourth annual LSSU's Excellence in Academic Advising Award from Lisa Luton, a student who Terwilliger teaches and advises. The award was established in 2010 by LSSU's Retention Committee to encourage and reward excellence in academic advising. In selecting a recipient, the committee considered interpersonal skills; a caring, helpful attitude toward advisees, faculty and staff; availability; frequency of contact with advisees; ability to build strong relationships with advisees; monitoring of student progress toward academic and career goals; and availability for reference/recommendation letters for students. Terwillger got his bachelor's from LSSU in 1988, a master's from Michigan State University in 1990, and a doctorate from Western Michigan in 2006. Luton is a senior in computer information systems from Mancelona, Mich. (Photo by John Shibley)

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PHIL HART SCHOLARS – This year's class of Lake Superior State University Philip A. Hart Scholars garner recognition during a morning breakfast before commencement on April 27 in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Phil Hart served Michigan in the U.S. Senate between 1958 and 1976. For Senator Hart, politics was also the noble art of governing, and governing was about building a better future for our children and our children's children. He earned the title of "conscience of the Senate" from colleagues due to the way he conducted politics. Since inception in 1977, more than 130 Hart scholarships have been awarded to LSSU students who have gone on to become doctors, teachers, engineers, nurses and executives in the world of business. From left to right are Jennifer Ikeler (nursing; Ortonville, Mich.), Andrew Boyer (liberal studies, East Jordon, Mich.); and Joshua Brown (biochemistry/pre-professional; Dearborn Heights, Mich.). (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.


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