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Fun Fact: Blue and Gold Origins

When the college was originally established on the sight of Fort Brady as the Soo Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology, the school colors were silver and gold and the mascot was the hornet. Former athletic director, coach and administrator Jim Myers made a cutout of a large black & gold hornet that hung on the wall in the back of the gym.In 1970 when the school was given independence from MTU a new name, mascot and school colors where needed to distinguish the new school from its predecessor.

Ron “Bud” Cooper said he was on the committee that named LSSC. He recalled that the naming committee consisted of himself, Ray Chelberg, Franklin Otis, and Steve Youngs. They were required to make recommendations to Dr. Ken Shouldice, who was president of Soo Branch. The committee proposed the name of Lake Superior State College and, being near the Great Lakes, St. Mary’s River and the ships that move through the waterways daily, the mascot of Lakers. The committee also suggested the colors: blue for water and gold for the sun, and Dr. Shouldice agreed with the recommendation.

Asked years later, when he was the only surviving member of the naming committee, Bud said he always liked those colors together.

“I know this sounds like a made-up story, but that is the way it happened.”

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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 906-635-6219 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