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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

Admissions

Admitted Students Reception

Congratulations on your acceptance to LSSU!

We are hosting a reception in your area just for you and your parents.

At the reception, you will:

  • learn about your next steps
  • register for summer orientation
  • get your financial aid questions answered
  • sign up for housing
  • meet faculty, current students, and alumni
  • make an informed college decision

After attending one of our receptions, we would like your feedback!

Reception Registration Form

Please register at least one week prior to the event you plan to attend.


*Name
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*City
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*Zip/Postal Code
*Phone
*E-mail (confirmation will be sent to this account)
LSSU Student ID Number
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*Choose Location

Midland, March 2, 2015
Auburn Hills, March 3, 2015
Battle Creek, March 4, 2015
Grand Rapids, March 5, 2015
Sault Ste Marie (Michigan), March 10, 2015

Gaylord, March 12, 2015

Program begin at 7p.m. EST with registration starting at 6:30 p.m. EST.

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Gabby Castillo

Gabby Castillo
Communication
Mt. Pleasant, MI

My favorite thing about LSSU is the diversity of people you can find, despite the fact that it's a small campus! [ more ]

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