Scott Smith

Scott Smith

Vice President of Advancement
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Eli Freeman Alumni Relations

Eli Freeman ’19

Alumni and Data Director
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Association History

Around 1967, the first group of four-year degree graduates of Lake Superior State College formed an alumni association and introduced the Anchor Men. Each alum who submitted $10 received an LSSC Anchor Man lapel pin and the funds were used for alumni programs. At that time, there were a few hundred former students who could claim to be LSSC alumni. The Alumni Anchor Men faded away. In 1994, your Alumni Association returned to the Anchor Man in a slightly different manner, but still honoring the Lake State tradition with the Anchor Club. In 2009 the Anchor Club was phased out and replaced with an expanded Alumni Association Membership Program.

Lukenda Alumni House

Lake Superior State University has named the building which houses its Alumni Relations department and LSSU Foundation offices after longtime friends of the University, Dr. Louis and Mae Lukenda of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

“We are truly honored to dedicate this building to Lou and Mae,” said LSSU President Robert Arbuckle. “He is one of the best friends of the University, and we know that LSSU has always held a special place in his heart.”

A retired dentist and CEO of Tendercare Health Centers of Michigan, Lou Lukenda is a member of the class of 1949 who was honored with LSSU’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 1983. He has served on the LSSU Foundation board of directors since its establishment and has been instrumental in securing the future of LSSU through his advocacy.


The Lukenda Alumni House is a former officer’s quarters that sits next to the home of LSSU’s president.
The main floor is available for small group receptions and events. The Alumni and Foundation offices are located on the first and second floors.

Driving Directions:

Exit I-75 at exit 394. Travel east on Easterday Avenue and take a left at the second stop light onto Ryan Street. Travel north on Ryan and turn left again at the main university entrance (it has two large brick pillars) and continue to the stop sign. At the stop sign, turn right, and turn right again. This will bring you to the Alumni House parking lot.

Alumni House Map

Donate LSSU Memorabilia

Give us your tired. Your poor. Your old college stuff

While most Lake State alumni are weathering the best Old Man Winter can dish out, take a chilly, snowy weekend search your closets, attic, chests, dungeons, wherever you store you old college memorabilia and revisit the `good old days’ And whatever you do, don’t throw it away!

Be it old yearbooks, campus newspapers, letter sweaters or jackets, Soo Tech or LSSC shirts, pins, hats, anything having to do with Lake Superior State University at any stage in its history, we’re interested.

Here’s a sample of the kind of stuff that the LSSU Alumni Association has received in the last couple of years: LSSC Anchor Pin, game programs from the early 50s, 60s and 70s; old Compass issues, athletic award letters, artwork, photographs, letters from faculty, staff or classmates about interesting campus happenings.

If you live in the Sault Ste. Marie area, just call the Alumni Office at 906-635-2844 and we will arrange to pick up your memorabilia. If you live out of the area, pop your stuff into an envelope or a box and ship to:

LSSU Alumni Relations
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783


Staff Offices are located in the Lou and Mae Lukenda Alumni House on the campus of Lake Superior State University.

LSSU Alumni Relations
650 W. Easterday Ave
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Phone: 906-635-2844
Fax: 906-635-2856
Email: [email protected]