Register now for the Lake State Classic!

Registration for the Lake State Classic is now open. The entry fee is $160/person ($640/team). We look forward to seeing you out on the course this summer!

The 32nd Lake State Classic will take place on Friday, August 6 at Wild Bluff in Brimley, Michigan, with a 9am shotgun start. The annual event is a tremendous opportunity for LSSU and friends to interact, while supporting the LSSU Foundation, Laker Athletics, and Club Sports
One Week Left in Superior Give-A-Thon
With less than a week left in Superior Give-A-Thonwe are still $2,000 away from hitting our stretch goal of $20,000. If you haven't given yet, please take a moment to do so now. It's an easy process that takes a few minutes for you to make a gift that will have a lifetime effect on current and future Lakers.

Thank you to everyone that has already made a donation, It is our donors and their willingness to come together to sustain and build Lake Superior State University that is so inspiring. Superior Give-A-Thon donations will be accepted through Saturday, May 1.

Superior Give-A-Thon is a time of encouraging yearly gifts to Lake Superior State University from alumni, friends, faculty and staff in support of the Bud Mansfield Student Emergency Fund, Clara’s Challenge, Fund for LSSU, and Laker Club!
UNIVERSITY NEWS
Another First For The Cannabis Center Of Excellence At Lake Superior State University: Its First Student Scholarship

The groundbreaking Cannabis Center of Excellence at Lake Superior State University achieved another first recently. In 2019, it opened as the first cannabis chemistry program in the nation. And now, LSSU offers its first cannabis chemistry scholarship.

Hazel Park, Mich.-based Steadfast Labs, whose mission is to ensure access to safe cannabis medicine, has established an annual $1,200 scholarship for students pursuing a degree in cannabis chemistry at LSSU. Applicants also must be at least sophomores and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who reside in Wayne and Oakland Counties, the service areas for the company. Read more.
Celebrating the release of the 10th anniversary issue of Snowdrifts!

The tenth anniversary issue of Snowdrifts, LSSU's very own undergraduate creative writing journal was released earlier this month.

In this year's online journal, you'll find fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, essays, photography, and visual found poems written by Lakers, for Lakers!
ALUMNI IN THE NEWS
Danielle Branz '13, recently moved back to DC and accepted a position as a Legislative Assistant for newly elected Congresswoman, Lisa McClain.
Monse Navarro '19, accepted a position with Detroit City Football Club (DCFC) as their Project Coordinator.
LAKER ATHLETICS
Lake Superior State men's basketball head coach Steve Hettinga has announced the recipients of the team's awards for the 2021 season on Wednesday, April 14. 
Junior forward Kemon Bassett, a junior transfer from Schoolcraft Community College, was named the Lakers Most Valuable Player. Bassett, who was named All-GLIAC First Team, led the Lakers in his first season with the team with 15.2 points per game. Read more.
The Lake Superior State women's volleyball team's season came to a close following a loss to the Wisconsin Parkside Rangers in the Consolation Bracket of the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Volleyball Tournament by a score of 3-0 on Saturday, April 9 in University Center, Mich. Read more.
The Lake Superior State men's and women's golf teams competed at the 2021 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Golf Championships. The men finished the two-day conference championship in ninth place with a combined score of 609. The women finished the two-day conference championship in eighth place with a combined score of 643.
The Lake Superior State men's and women's tennis teams finished their regular season play earlier this month. Through nine matches this season, the men hold a 2-7 overall record and a 2-5 record in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play. Through ten matches this season, the women hold a 2-8 overall record and a 1-7 record in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) play.
The Lake Superior State men's and women's track and field teams combined for an impressive showing at the 54th Annual Gina Relays hosted by Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. on Thursday, April 22, Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. The weekend was highlighted by numerous school and personal records being broken by the Laker squad. Read more.
CULINARY ARTS - RECIPE OF THE MONTH
CAREER SERVICES
Return North Career Fair is a free, virtual career fair designed to connect professionals with opportunities in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The event will be held on May 20, 2021 from 3-6pm. To register for the event and create a job seeker profile, please visit https://return-north.com/
EVENTS
Zoo-de-Mackinac Pancake Tailgate Party - Saturday, May 22
Every year a few Laker alumni participate in the ride, and one great tradition that has developed over the years is a pancake tailgate party in the parking lot prior to the ride. This year we'd like to extend an invitation to alumni living in the area to come join!
Breakfast is open to all area alumni and their families - participation in the Zoo-de-Mackinac is NOT necessary. You don't have to ride one block on your bike. Just come eat pancakes! Laker Alumnus and race veteran Mark Poletti '79 is hosting the pancake tailgate party.
 
Breakfast will run from 8:00am to 9:30am Saturday, May 22 in the main parking lot of Boyne Highlands Resort. Look for the lot with hundreds of cars in it, and then look for the Laker flag extending high above the cars. Mark usually gets a spot way up front, near the building.
WRAPPING IT UP
It is a sure sign of warmer days are ahead here in Northern Michigan when our monthly newsletter is highlighting the upcoming Zoo-de-Mack cycling event and the Lake State Golf Classic. I am choosing to ignore Mother Nature and her current sense of humor with the Sault weather however.

The scholarship established by Steadfast Labs in support of LSSU Cannabis Chemistry students received an additional publicity boost when Jimmy Fallon featured it during his monologue recently on the Tonight Show. The LSSU Cannabis Chemistry and Business programs are preparing Lakers for outstanding, professional opportunities in one of the most burgeoning industries. We appreciate Mr. Fallon’s assistance.

This edition also includes some outstanding achievements by our student-athletes and alumni please know we are proud of all of you.  

Go Lakers!
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