Campus Life

Welcome to Laker Success!

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lakersuccess@lssu.edu

Sharmay Wood

Beth Brandon

Caitlyn Schmitigal

Director of Campus Life

IPASS Coordinator

Events Coordinator

Welcome to Laker Success, where success is personal, not perfect.

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Joe Stusynski

Hall Coordinator

First Generation StudentsLaker Success Resources

Success Coaches

Jarret Deming (Brady Hall)

Michael Gill (Brady Hall)

Lauren Millen (Osborn Hall)

Criminal Justice

Biology & Pre-Veterinary

Elementary Education

We want every student to succeed in their academic pursuits and have a positive university experience.

JDMichael GillsKeegan HooseMillen

Keegan Hoose (Brady Hall)

Biochemistry, Psychology, & Fire Science

Time management is key to being successful here at LSSU. Beyond going to classes you want to set a solid schedule. You should set aside time for hanging out with friends and some personal time.

I would suggest to know and meet your advisor.

My advice to any first year student is that anything that you want to do, anything you want to change, any ideas that you may have for the future is achievable through the right avenues; I would be happy to help in any way that I can!

Do not be afraid to ask for help or admit that you’re struggling!

Submit an Early Alert

Lyndsey Murdock (Osborn Hall)

Connor Sands (Brady Hall)

Emily Miller (Commuter)

Biology

Accounting & Political Science

Medical Laboratory Science

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Ameila Wilson (Osborn Hall)

Elementary Education - Special Education

Do not be afraid to ask for help or admit that you’re struggling!

My advice to incoming freshmen is to not be afraid to ask for help, whether it be an academic, social, mental, or a physical problem. Everyone at LSSU wants you to succeed, so don’t hesitate to reach out.

My advice to any first year student is that anything that you want to do, anything you want to change, any ideas that you may have for the future is achievable through the right avenues; I would be happy to help in any way that I can!

Use your resources that are provided to you around campus. Go to office hours and make sure your professors know who you are so you aren’t just another face in the classroom. Try to go to as many campus events as you can, meet more people, and get to know your classmates better.

Millie Reed (Commuter)

Nursing

Thomas MuirMillie Reed

Tom Muir (Commuter)

Mechanical Engineering

Go to every class, no exceptions (beyond those that are truly legitimate).

Make sure to you dedicate time to be on campus and study in the library or commuter spaces, sometimes it can be hard to study while always at home with distractions.

Natelie Swailes (Commuter)

Megan Woodworth (Commuter)

Environmental Science

Elementary and Special Education

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Cassidy Waybrant (Commuter)

Biology: Pre-Medical

As a commuter success coach, my tidbit of advice to the commuters on the Lake State campus is to try and stay involved by attending events of interest and networking with other students. The events held on campus are a great way to feel like a part of the campus community while making friends!

Commuter Advice: get involved on campus, take advantage of the resources provided on campus, get to know your adviser and professors, establish a study schedule, and establish a study or accountability group with friends!

Some advice I would give to first year students is to make sure you stick to a schedule. It will lessen your stress and help give you free/self-care time.