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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.

James Norris Physical Education Center

Exercise Equipment at SAC
Students Exercising in the Student Activity Center.

Memberships
Like what you see? Want to work out at the SAC at LSSU? Check out the Admittance Page to see how you can get started or if you may already be a member!

Arbuckle Student Activity Center

The Student Activity Center includes 4 multi-use courts separated by curtains, an indoor track and a fitness center. Students and community members are welcomed to enjoy what this facility has to offer. The LSSU track, Tennis and Softball teams use the facility regularly. Many student intramurals sports are also housed here. Beyond student and student athlete use, exercise science students are helping community members through fitness programs that they are designing. There are many groups that sign up for use of the center as well: local law enforcement, Special Olympics, church groups, schools, local fundraisers, local government agencies, local businesses, local care facilities, local teams all have an agreement and use the facility.

We offer memberships for individuals and families and had over 300 last year.

Basketball Tournament        Long Jump Pit

Exercise Equipment in SAC

Reservations

If you would like to make a court or track reservation, refer to the calendar below to check availability, then click on button below.

International Success

Brittany Currie

First Place
Lake Superior State University

Automated tie rod assembly work cell

Second Place
Shanghi Jiao Tong University, China

Third Place
University of North Carolina

2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Student Manufacturing Design Competition

Nov. 2002
New Orleans, Louisana

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