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Alum Success

Marci graduated from White Pines Collegiate and Vocational School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and has been active during her time at LSSU in the Chemistry and Environmental Club, Investment Club, Pre-Professional Society, Honors Society, Alpha Chi Sorority, Learning Center, a member of the American Water Works Association and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and is a volunteer at Pathways Retirement Home. While at LSSU, she has worked at the Learning Center as a tutor and supplemental instructor, learning her advanced tutoring certification and winning the Margaret Hagg Memorial Scholarship. She was a recipient of the Ontario Honors Scholarship for four years. Marci completed her senior research by standardizing a method to fluorescently detect pharmaceuticals and personal care products in drinking water. This study helped to prepare her for her graduate studies at Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi to conduct biodiesel research with Dr. Paul Zimba. She will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Chemistry and Chemistry, magna cum laude, with minors in Economics and Mathematics, graduating as part of the Honors Society.

Marci Leanee Savage
2010 Outstanding Graduate
Environmental Chemistry

Environmental Programs

HAZWOPER Certification, just one of the many hands-on training opportunities available for our students
Well Rounded

Our graduates succeed!

We take great pride in the accomplishments of our graduates.  Many have kept in touch with us over the years, a good indication, we believe of a great LSSU experience.

Sample of employers of LSSU graduates:

  • US-EPA NOAA, Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
  • NOAA, National Sea Grant Office
  • Lawrence Livermore National Lab
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Michigan Inter Tribal Council
  • North Carolina Department of Environment & Natural Resources
  • Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
  • Oklahoma State University Soil, Water, & Forage Analytical Lab
  • Halliburton
  • Northeast Laboratory Services
  • Numerous county & municipal agencies

Sample Graduate Schools:

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Michigan State University
  • Miami of Ohio
  • MIT
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • SUNY - Environmental Science & Forestry
  • Texas A & M



“The well rounded scientific education I received from the LSSU Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences gave me a definite edge over the competition when applying for jobs and preparing for professional exams. The personal level of instruction combined with the real world experience of the faculty resulted in an engaging environment that made the learning process not only
interesting but fun.”

--Pete Baril '03
Registered Environmental Health Specialist

Impact in the real world...

Rachel Claucherty-Arnold

What made Rachel's Lake Superior State experience so unique was the practical research she did with top-notch faculty. "I really enjoyed working with environmental chemistry professor Judy Westrick and biologist Deb Stai," Rachel says. "For my senior project, we evaluated a lab method for cultivating a fungus that causes infections in humans." [ more ]

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