Redefining the Classroom

International snowmobile race helps licensed practical nursing students

Posted: March 30th, 2014

SNOWMOBILERS (HEART) NURSES – Lake Superior State University nursing faculty and students accept $2,000 for the Bud Clarke I-500 Parking Committee LPN Award during a I-500 snowmobile race wrap-up dinner on March 22. The award benefits an LSSU licensed practical nursing student entering a third semester who demonstrates a dedication to working in the nursing field. The I-500, which has been run for 45-plus years, is a 500-mile snowmobile endurance race that attracts dozens of teams and thousands of spectators to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., during the first Saturday in February. Scholarship proceeds come from parking fees collected during race weekend and an annual charity golf scramble. The I-500 parking committee changed the award’s name in 2012 to honor long-time I-500 organizer Gordon (Bud) Clarke, who passed away in 2011. From left are Bill Atkins, chair of the I-500 parking committee; LSSU LPN student Elizabeth Sant; Prof. Lynn Gimpel-Kabke, chair of LSSU's nursing department and director of the LPN program, and an I-500 parking booth volunteer; LPN student Melissa Sauro; and Bill Cryderman, I-500 board member and co-organizer of Bud Clarke Golf Scramble. Missing from picture is Mark Kavanaugh, I-500 parking committee member and co-organizer of Bud Clarke Golf Scramble. Run a Web search on LSSU LPN to read about that area of study at Lake State. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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