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May 2016 Laker E-ffect

LSSU Commencement 2016 - Be Flawsome!
The sun shone on Lake State's Commencement as nearly 500 students walked the stage to receive their degrees. Commencement speaker and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, honorary doctorate recipient and award-winning author Erik Qualman, and student respondent Trace Hill, of Roscommon, all told LSSU's graduating class members that there is much to be learned by failing in some of things they do. English professor and published author Janice Repka was presented with the 2016 Distinguished Teacher Award. See general Commencement photos here.  
855 people watched Commencement via live streaming video. Of those, 613 were in Michigan, 193 in 27 other U.S. states, and there were additional views in Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Australia, Bahrain, Japan, South Korea, Laos and Mexico. Watch it here.
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Alumni Success
Suzanne Pierce '84 was named Corporate Director of Clinical Services at Dobson Healthcare Services.

Andrew Marinik '03 was appointed assistant director of emergency management at Virginia Tech.
Karyn Fay '75 received Michigan Tech's 2016 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Stephen Sowulewski '97 was recently invited to speak at the White House's Dialogue on Men's Health.

Dorene Ingalls '91 was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame. 

Visit our  Alumni Success website for more! 
Student Kudos  
LSSU students outperform working professionals in national biology laboratory exam 
School of Nursing honor society gains milestone credential  
Carissa Paiz takes best poster award at microbiology conference
Event Re-Cap 
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, 11:15 am, Traverse City, MI 

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

August 6 - Detroit Tigers vs. NY Mets LSSU Outing, 5 pm, Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

August 6-7 - Bud Cooper Memorial Golf Classic, Wild Bluff, Brimley, MI

September 1 -  Lake State After Hours, 5 pm, 1668 Winery & Lockside Brewery 
SAVE THE DATE: Great Lake State Weekend - October 14-15, 2016!
Laker Athletics
Wrapping it up
Did you know?
Putting a Laker license plate on your vehicle helps fund LSSU Alumni programs! Show your Laker pride while driving in your community or on the road with an LSSU plate on your car (van, truck, SUV - all of the above!) and help support your Alumni Association at the same time!

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of Michigan affinity license plates comes back to LSSU and helps fund alumni programs and the Alumni Legacy Award
, benefiting students of Laker alumni. Vanity and collector plates are also available. Get a free Laker license plate when you join the LSSU Alumni Association . Contact your alumni office at or call 906-635-6219 for more details.

Visit the alumni home page for information about upcoming alumni events and programs and to join the LSSU Alumni Association
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