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Ben Mitchell

Ben Mitchell
Mechanical Engineering '06

Ben Mitchell grew up in a devout household in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan where emphasis was placed on helping others. He traveled with his father to places such as Kenya and Peru on short-term medical missions. When he was in Kenya, a missionary explained that engineers have the greatest potential to influence the largest number of people. During high school, Ben participated in a youth mission trip to Tijuana. A result of the mission trips, his family decided to adopt three Vietnamese children when he was a junior.

All of these experiences had a great influence on Ben’s outlook on life. He decided to major in mechanical engineering and enrolled at Lake Superior State University. Near the end of his senior year, he decided to volunteer for the Peace Corps to help others.

His two-year commitment began in the fall of 2007 and took Ben to Burkina Faso in western Africa. He resides in the village of Tansila, population 3,000, approximately 10 km from the Mali border. His host organization is the local cotton growers union. It works cooperatively with other villages to improve and expand their production techniques. He serves as an agribusiness advisor as a part of the Small Enterprise Development program which helps create market linkages and assists with the advancement of business skills.

Alumni Association

Gifts for Teacher - Education Alumni

Display your Laker Pride!

See photos of Laker swag in action.

Did you graduate from Lake Superior State University with a degree in education?

Do you work or teach in an elementary, middle or high school?

If your answer is YES, your LSSU Alumni Association in conjunction with the Admissions department would like to offer you
some exclusive Laker premiums for use in your school.  We hope that these articles will open a dialogue between you and your students,
and encourage them to consider Lake Superior State University as they explore their future educational opportunities.

We have the following items available for you to request:

Laker Flags – May request 1

laker flag These flags are 24” x 36” with a vertical orientation. We ask that they be displayed either in the
classroom or other public area of your school building. After installation an electronic image should
be sent to the Alumni Association so that we may publish them on our webpage.

 

LSSU Book covers – May request up to 30

These book covers are suitable for use on most textbooks and
we ask that you distribute them to your students for that purpose.
No longer available

 

LSSU Pencils – May request up to 50

pencils

These pencils are Laker blue and feature the LSSU web address in gold foil print.
These can be distributed to your students, given as rewards, or used when students
do not have a pencil when one is required.


Request your items here.

Our main goal is to assist you in displaying your Laker pride and perhaps to encourage your students to consider LSSU. 

The Alumni Association would love to display your Laker pride, and will be posting your flag photos as well as any photos of your students using your Laker items on our webpage.

Click here to submit your photos by email.

 

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