We are excited to announce that Laker Hockey will host the University of Michigan on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22 for Great Lake State Weekend.

Great Lake State Weekend is for all ages of the Laker Community and LSSU parents and students are welcome. It is a campus-wide celebration welcoming the LSSU community, alumni, and friends for fun-filled family events to enjoy. Festivities will include celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1972 NAIA Hockey Championship and the 30th Anniversary of the 1992 NCAA Hockey Championship.

More information will be shared in the coming weeks!
LSSU Fish Hatchery Releases 27,000 Fish Into St. Mary’s River and Announces First Endowed Position 

LSSU released 27,000-plus Atlantic salmon yearlings that it had spawned and raised into the St. Mary's River, continuing a decades-long tradition of annual replenishment and mindful sustainability. The refilling occurred on June 8 late in the evening to deter birds from swooping in to feed.

The event also honored Martin Vanderploeg, CEO and cofounder of Workiva Inc., a cloud-based software technology company for managing business data and headquartered in Ames, IA, who made a significant donation to CFRE, who enjoys freshwater fishing on the St. Marys River, and who called CFRE “a world-class program” and the Atlantic salmon release “a great event for the community.” LSSU designated the batch of Atlantic salmon the “Vanderploeg Class of 2022” in recognition of his late father. Read more.

Lake Superior State University’s Center for Freshwater Research and Education (CFRE) expands its many conservation efforts through the recent strategic deployment of oil pollution sensors along Upper Great Lakes shorelines.

LSSU teamed with Ann Arbor-based LimnoTech, an environmental science and engineering firm that provides water-related services, on the oil pollution sensors; the company fabricates and operates them in the Great Lakes. Now, three have been placed along the St. Marys River and one is off the coast of Sugar Island. Lake State and LimnoTech received $10,000 in rapid-response funding from the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research to underwrite the cost.

Amy Anderson ’20, was a recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award for Bay College. The primary focus of this award is to acknowledge faculty’s commitment to education and excellence in service to others. Read more.
Danielle Branz ’13,  received the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)‘s 2022 Colonel Paul W. Arcari Meritorious Service Award. Read more.
Susan Kirkman ’15, has joined Catholic Human Services as the Digital Marketing and Charitable Giving Manager.Kirkman attended Lake Superior State University and graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. After graduation, she began working as the Services Coordinator with Upward Bound at Lake Superior State University. Read more.
Craig Salvalaggio '03 and Jason Schopp '04, were recognized by The School of Engineering and Technology (SET) for the 2022 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award and the 2021 Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award.

Due to the pandemic and with limited in person events in the SET, both Craig and Jason were recognized and given the awards in person at the Automate Show and Conference in Detroit on June 7, 2022 in front of LSSU's booth.
Scott Tarasiewicz ’99, was named Police Chief of the Milford Police Department. Read more.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference have announced the All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence award winners for the spring semester. Thirty Lake Superior State student athletes from 6 teams have received awards. Read more.
Lake Superior State hockey has announced its full schedule for the 2022-23 season. The Lakers will play 26 conference games and 6 non-conference games, one holiday tournament, and three exhibitions. Read more.
Lake Superior State University sophomore thrower Jenna Fleming took 12th place in her first NCAA Division II Men's & Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Allendale, Michigan at Grand Valley State University on May 28, 2022. Read more.
Upcoming Events
The 33rd Lake State Classic will take place on Friday, August 5 at Wild Bluff in Brimley, Michigan. The annual event is a tremendous opportunity for LSSU and friends to interact, while supporting LSSU and Laker Athletics.

Click here to view the Lake State Classic Page for details on registration, sponsorships, hotel accommodations, and to view photos from our 2021 event.
Save the date! Great Lake State Weekend to be held on October 21-22. Exciting details to follow!
Laker Bike Jerseys Available NOW!
Now available for purchase are Laker Bike Jerseys! These are perfect for showing off your Laker Pride while enjoying the bike trails near you.

This bright and bold bike jersey is now on sale for $50 each. Pick yours up at Lukenda Alumni House, or we will ship it to you anywhere in the U.S. or Canada for $10.

Limited quantity available, so hurry and get yours today!

To place your order, or for additional information, contact us at alumnirelations@lssu.edu.
Visit us online for information about alumni events and programs, to update your information with LSSU, and to become an Annual or Lifetime Member of the Alumni Association.