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Alumni Association teaches etiquette, sends off grads and celebrates hockey, cycling and Tiger baseball!

Your Alumni Association hosted an etiquette dinner for current LSSU students, provided a Congratulations banner to the class of 2019 before sending off grads in style, inducted Golden Graduates and celebrated Laker hockey, Tiger baseball, and crazy cyclists.

Laker Hockey celebration

Laker hockey finished the 2018-19 season with the most wins since 1995-96, qualifying for the second round of WCHA playoffs for the first time since joining the league. The Alumni Association sponsored socials for Laker fans in Marquette vs. NMU; at home in Lukenda Alumni House; and in the second round of WCHA playoffs in Mankato vs. the ultimate league champion, Minnesota State.

The Alumni Association collaborated with Career Services and Sodexo food service to host a social hour followed by a five-course dinner, complete with expert instruction from Lindsay Ellis on professional networking, dinner etiquette and business protocol. Forty current students enjoyed an excellent meal while preparing for their future employment and life events.


Senior Sendoff Group

About 100 graduating seniors enjoyed appetizers, numerous door prizes and a corn hole tournament at Moloney’s Alley just a couple days before crossing the stage in Taffy Abel Arena. Special thanks to Stacy Post for orchestrating the cornhole tournament and to Mike and Daretha Yeadon, Katelynn Coon and Brittany Barrett for helping to check seniors in.

Golden Grads group

In an annual graduation tradition, a group of Sault Tech alumni were guests of LSSU president Dr. Rodney Hanley and of the Alumni Association during LSSU’s Commencement weekend. The Golden Graduates enjoyed a reception in the President’s home Friday evening, and then dressed in academic regalia to lead the procession of 2019 graduates into Abel Arena Saturday morning. The Golden Grad society is open to any alumni who attended or graduated at least 50 years ago.

You had to be a die-hard cyclist to tough out the elements at this year’s Zoo de Mack bike ride. The best weather of the day was during the pre-race pancake breakfast, and it all went downhill from there. It rained most of the day and temperatures struggled to reach mid-50s. Nevertheless, a few brave Laker souls completed the ride. Here’s hoping for sunshine in 2020!

We hosted Lake State After Hours at the Wicked Sister in May and on the patio of 1668 Winery in June. Join us for the next After hours November 7 at Sault Brewing Company!

57 Laker alumni and friends watched the Detroit Tigers take on the Toronto Blue Jays on a hot, steamy day that included a thunderstorm, rain delay and grand slam homer… unfortunately NOT by the Tigers. We enjoyed a pre-game social at Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit Restaurant prior to the game.

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About the Author

Susan FitzpatrickSusan Fitzpatrick
Director of Alumni Relations

Susan started working at Lake Superior State University one year after she graduated from Lake State with a bachelor's in English Language and Literature in 1987. She has held various positions for the Foundation and Alumni offices and has been Alumni Director since 2006. In her free time Susan enjoys reading, running, biking, hiking, kayaking and gardening, and cooking as long as someone else cleans up!

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