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April 2016 Laker E-ffect

Spring means Commencement

The entire Lake Superior State University Campus is gearing up for Commencement 2016, on Saturday, April 30 with ceremonies beginning at 11 am in the Taffy Abel Arena. 12 Golden Grads will attend Commencement this year, and they will lead the processional of LSSU graduates. Want to watch Commencement but can't make the trip to campus? LSSU's home page will have a free live stream available Commencement morning. For details on Commencement practice, order of march, press releases, photography or to find out who is on the master list, visit the Commencement website.
LSSU News      

Welcome to Alumnihood!
Alumni, Commencement is right around the corner, and we want you to help celebrate the Class of 2016! We plan to create a video of Lakers from around the world welcoming 2016 graduates into their new status as LSSU alumni. Feel free to add congrats and advice for our grads, based on your experience as seasoned alumni of Lake State. Once compiled and edited, this video will be available on the LSSU website and social media platforms. Email videos to the LSSU Alumni Association.
More than 100 seniors from 20+ majors shared their senior project results. Includes video!
Don't leave $1,000 on the table!
May 2 is the deadline to apply for the Alumni Legacy Student Award , designated for dependents of LSSU alumni who are premium member(s) of the Alumni Association. See the online application . Not yet a member? Join now !
April 23 Ribfest Marketing Student Project Benefits Wounded Warrior Project
Athletics Awards highlight a year of Accomplishments

Annual Retirement and Services Awards
LSSU employees have chosen Karen Storey and Sheri Garee as Employees of the Year.    

Departmental Newsletters
Alumni Success
Nathan Thompson '07 joins the Dickinson County Healthcare System's patient care team as nurse practitioner in Iron Mountain, MI.

Zak Stelmaszek '00 is a Technical Lead Engineer at Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee, WI. His projects include supporting the development of LiveWire: Harley-Davidson's first electric motorcycle.

Mike Ripley '87 , Environmental Coordinator for the Inter-Tribal Fisheries and Assessment Program, talks about restoring the St. Mary's River for future generations. 

Visit our  Alumni Success website for more! 
Student Kudos  

Marketing class project "Swishes for Wishes" raised $7900 for Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Student nurses educate expectant mothers at community baby shower hosted by LSSU 
Athletic Training students and Soo Community host 25th Special Olympics swim meet on campus   
Event Re-Cap Photos

April 29 - Golden Grad Reunion, Lukenda Alumni House 

April 30
LSSU Commencement, 11:00 am, Taffy Abel Arena 

May 5 - Lake State After Hours, 4:30 pm, Wicked Sister

May 21 - Zoo-de-Mack, All Day, Harbor Springs

June 25 - International Bridge Bike/Walk, 8:30 am, Norris Center

July 7 - Lake State After Hours, 4:30 pm, Cozy Corners in Barbeau

July 9 - Cherry Festival Parade, 11:15am, Traverse City, MI 

July 22-23 - Lake State Classic Golf, Treetops Resort, Gaylord, MI

August 6 - Detroit Tigers vs. NY Mets LSSU Outing, 5pm, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 
SAVE THE DATE: Great Lake State Weekend - October 14-15, 2016!
Laker Athletics
Women's Golf 

Track & Field 
Wrapping it up
By now, you should have received your Laker Log. If you haven't, update your address with us and we'll pop one into the mail for you!

Visit the alumni home page for information about upcoming alumni events and programs and to join the LSSU Alumni Association
For the Blue & Gold,