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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

Dearborn University Consortium Center

BS Degree in Criminal Justice - Corrections Emphasis

Corrections Officer, who works in secure correctional facilities; performs custodial services; acts as a residential unit manager; and assists prisoners in their transition back to society.

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Career Opportunities

  • Police Officer for a local, state or federal agency who is responsible for the safety of the community; investigates crimes and provides related services.
  • Probation/Parole Officer, who manages caseloads of offenders; assures that requirements of probation are followed; and helps clients make the transition back to society.
  • Corrections Officer, who works in secure correctional facilities; performs custodial services; acts as a residential unit manager; and assists prisoners in their transition back to society.
  • Loss Control Officer, who provides many of the same services as a police officer only in the private sector; maintains perimeter security in industrial settings; manages loss control programs; and performs private investigative work.

Degree Program

Courses taken at Henry Ford Community College
CRJ 131 Introduction to Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice 3
CRJ 132 Police Administration Staff & Line Operations 3
CRJ 135 Juvenile Justice 3
CRJ 136 Corrections I—Introduction to Corrections 3
CRJ 137 Corrections 2  3
CRJ 138 Probation and Parole 3
CRJ 139 Human Relations Corrections  3
BCA 140 Software Applications 3
CRJ 141 Corrections Clients—Human Growth & Development  3
CRJ 251 Criminal Law  3
CRJ 253 Legal Issues in Corrections/Probation & Parole  4
CRJ 286 Topics in Corrections/Probation & Parole  3
PSY 131 Introductory Psychology 3
SPC 131 Fundamentals of Speaking or 3
SPC 145 Interpersonal Communication
POLS 131 Introduction to American Government  3
POLS 135 American Legal Systems and Processes  3
PSY 251 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 251 Ethnic & Racial Diversity in Societies
 
MACRAO Certification
English Requirements 6
Humanities requirements  5
Science/mathematics requirements 8
Free Electives * 12-18
 
Courses taken at Lake Superior State University
CJUS 321 Ethical Issues in Public Safety  3
CJUS 330 Correctional Casework 3
CJUS 345 Statistics and Design for Public Safety  4
CJUS 401 Senior Seminar 3
CJUS 402 Corrections Internship 3-9
SOCY 214 Criminology 3
Free Electives  7
Approved Minor Requirements  6
 
* choose minor or concentration with LSSU advisor

Nationally Recognized

Brittany Currie

Second Place
Lake Superior State University
“Mobile Robotics Workcell – Using Robotics to Lure Young Minds to Manufacturing Engineering.”  

First Place
University of Florida, Gainesville

Third Place
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

2006 ASME International Conference of Manufacturing Science and Engineering

Student Manufacturing Design Competition

October 9, 2006
Ypsilanti, Michigan

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