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February 2016 Laker E-ffect
Sault Ste. Marie has been blessed with a relatively mild winter so far. Not a ton of snow, no extended bitter cold. After the last couple winters we've had, we are ready for a break! Here's hoping I haven't tempted Mother Nature by calling attention to our relative balminess...
LSSU News 
Apply for Alumni Legacy Student Award by May 2
Applications for the Alumni Legacy Student Award are available online until May 2. This $1,000 award is for children of LSSU alumni attending LSSU full time. Applicant must be a child, grandchild or dependent of dues-paying member(s) of LSSU Alumni Association. This award is a tremendous opportunity for dependents of Alumni Association members! Not yet a member? Join now so that your child or grandchild will be eligible and view the many benefits that membership offers. This Award is funded by Alumni Association membership dues and the Michigan affinity license plate program.
Top prize is $500 - or $1,000 if the student decides to attend LSSU!
Alumni, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate one or more LSSU professors for this award, which is presented at Commencement. Deadline for submissions is 5 pm on Wednesday, March 2.

Departmental Newsletters
Alumni Connections

Mary Hughes '96 named Director of Human Resources & Admin. Services for Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Randy Pingatore '79 appointed by Governor to LSSU Board of Trustees
Craig Salvalaggio '03 named Vice President of Applied Manufacturing Technology
Three Laker hockey alumni - Alex Dunn '06, Brian Rolston '94, and Jason Trzcinski '96 played against Red Wings alumni in a recent fundraiser
2nd Parks & Rec Caucus planned for 2018!

42 years in the making: Tom Reilly '73 was recognized while he was a student at LSSC, but got drafted before he could receive the award.

Visit our Alumni Success website for more!
Student Kudos 
Event Re-Cap Photos 
March 3 - Lake State After Hours, 5pm, Antlers Restaurant
March 5 - Hockey social at Buffalo Wild Wings in Big Rapids, 5 pm

March 8 - Dervish Celtic band , 7:30 pm, LSSU Arts Center

March 15
- Etiquette Dinner for LSSU students, 6:30 pm, Crow's Nest 

March 17 - Laker alumni outing at Muskegon Lumberjacks, 7:15 pm, L.C. Walker Arena,

March 18
- 2016 Grad Fair, 9am - 2pm, Barnes & Noble at LSSU
                 Snowman Burning
, Outside of Cisler Center

April 1-2 - FIRST Robotics competition, LSSU campus

April 7
- Lake State After Hours, Moloney's Alley

April 14
- Senior Sendoff, Moloney's Alley

April 29 -
Golden Grad Reunion
, Lukenda Alumni House

April 30
LSSU Commencement, 11:00 am, Taffy Abel Arena   
Mark your calendar for Lake State Classic Golf July 22-23 and Great Lake State Weekend October 14-15!
Laker Athletics

Basketball - Laker women & men close out regular season with home games vs. Northwood on Thursday Jan. 25

- hosts NMU for final home game of the 2015-16 season

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 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 children of Laker alumni. Get a FREE Laker license plate by joining the LSSU Alumni Association. Contact your alumni office at or call 906-635-6219 for more details. 

Did you get a postcard or email from LSSU Alumni Today?
The LSSU Alumni Association has joined with Harris Connect to produce an alumni directory. This directory will be a combination phone book and yearbook, featuring basic information about all alumni of LSSU, and for the first time ever, offering alumni the opportunity to submit a photo and short essay to be included in the publication. Most universities print directories periodically as it enables them to ensure that they have the most recent biographic, demographic and employment information about alumni in the official university database, and it gives alumni the opportunity to easily reconnect with their classmates and friends. Please call the number on the postcard and provide the information requested, knowing that this project is contracted by LSSU and Harris Connect is a trusted partner. If you have any questions or concerns about the directory project, contact Alumni Director Susan Fitzpatrick at
Visit the alumni home page for information about upcoming alumni events and programs, to update your email address or mailing address with LSSU or to join the Alumni Association.  
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