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Loralei Premo

Loralei Premo '07
Biology Major

Communications and SPC Administrator, Drinking Source Water Protection Division of the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (Ontario)

"Most natural science classes at LSSU offer students as much hands-on experience (lab hours) as lecture hours, which ensures that the university experience prepares us for the real world careers, whether you work at a desk or out in the field, or both. There are endless advantages and opportunities available to LSSU students due to its location on an international border.

I found my career path on campus when my advisor posted a job for the Bi-national Public Advisory Council (BPAC), a group dedicated to and overseeing the clean-up the St. Mary's River. I was able to gain experience and network on both sides of the border, ultimately finding full-time employment before I graduated with my biology degree."

Alumni Association

Hall of Fame

2002 Hall of Fame Inductees

Dee Fischer Weaver

  • Volleyball 1985-1989
  • All-GLIAC First Team (1988, 1989)
  • GLIAC All-Academic Team (1989)
  • Established career records - kills 1,352; aces 212
  • Established LSSU record for single-season kills (429, 1988)
  • Established LSSU record for single-season aces (63, 1987)
  • Outstanding Female Athlete Award (1990)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1987)

Bill Slewidge

  • Hockey - 1971-1974
  • NAIA National Championship (1972, 1974)
  • NAIA All-American (1972, 1973, 1974)
  • All-CCHA First Team (1973)
  • All-CCHA Second Team (1974)
  • Established LSSU record for career goals by a defenseman (52, 1971-1974)
  • Established LSSU record for single-season assists by a defenseman (36, 1973)
  • Terry McDermott Award (1972)

1955-56 Basketball Team

Basketball- 1955-56

The '55-56 Hornets had size, speed, springs and burned out lights in the scoreboards. Coached by the now legendary coach, Ronald "Bud" Cooper, this Soo Tech squad averaged an amazing 101.6 points a game enroute to a 19-2 record and the UPIAC championship.

Led by LSSU Hall of Famers Frank Hamilla and Dean Rye, the Hornets set records for points scored per game, wins, consecutive wins, and win percentage that remain unchallenged in LSSU annuls. Among their victims were Aquinas, Suomi, Alma, Central Michigan's "B" team, and Ferris. The Hornets dropped their first and sixth games of the year before buzzing through 15 straight opponents.

This was an era when Soo Tech was a two-year school, playing a four-year, two-year and "B" teams from bigger schools.

1955-56 Roster
Jim Bourque, Rae Burns, Jim Cooper , David Creery, Jim Depew, Ray Fazari, Frank Hamilla, Ben Lachard, Eldred Leach, Ed Peterson, Jim Quinnel, Clarence Rye, Marv Tauriainen and Raymond VanLuven.

Coach Ronald 'Bud' Cooper - Assistant Coach Bill Ruffer - Manager Glenn Rye

1955-56 Basketball Team
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Front Row (L to R): Jim Cooper, Ray VanLuven, Jim DePew, Dean Rye, Ed Peterson, Jim Quinnell, Eldred Leach

Back Row (L to R): Bill Ruffer (Asst. Coach), Glen Rye (Manager), Rae Burns, Dave Creery, Jim Bourque, Frank Hamilla, Ronald 'Bud' Cooper (Coach)


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