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College reps return to LSSU for annual College Night

Posted: September 22nd, 2013

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. 26 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 Michelle Markstrom. "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."

College life is constantly evolving with new opportunities, requirements, deadlines and programs. The amount of information students and parents should know may seem overwhelming, Markstrom 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 LSSU MI GEAR UP program – Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs -- will participate in the EUP College Night program at LSSU as part of a celebration of National GEAR UP Week. Representatives from LSSU’s GEAR UP program will be on hand to offer information about the program, which is a college access program providing students and families the support and resources they need for college success. Since its inception in 1999, GEAR UP has improved educational outcomes for millions of low-income, minority and disadvantaged students across the US, including nearly 500 served by LSSU’s program.

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

Along with LSSU, the list of organizations being represented at College Night includes, so far:

Albion College
Algoma University
Alpena Community College
Aquinas College
Art Institute of Michigan
Bay Mills Community College
Central Michigan University
Concordia University
Ferris State University
Finlandia University
Grand Valley State University
Great Lakes Christian College
Kendall College of Art and Design
Lawrence Technological University
Michigan Technological University
North Central Michigan College
Oakland University
Paul Mitchell the School, Escanaba
Saginaw Valley State University
Sault Tribe Higher Education
Sault College
University of Michigan
West Point Military Academy
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,; Michelle Markstrom, 635-6687,