Alumni Hannah Pierson-Compeau ‘05 hosted a gathering of LSSU alumni at Rocket Bar in Washington, D.C. in October, in collaboration with another group of Yoopers from NMU.
Tailgates in connection with Laker hockey were celebrated all over the country this season, including:
- Denver – hosted by Kelsey Andersen ‘05
- Lansing – hosted by a horde of helpful Laker alumni including Rick & Sue Schuemann ‘73, Paul & Nancy Rheaume ‘74, Jill Arehart ‘00 and Danielle Branz ‘13
- Bowling Green – hosted by Chris Martlew ‘10
- Marquette – hosted by Beth (MacMaster) Stanchina ‘91
- Anchorage – hosted by Rebecca (Wilson) Baril ‘11
- Big Rapids – hosted by Alex Bozymowski ‘75
Socials for Laker Basketball fans were hosted in:
- MSU in Lansing by Alex Bozymowski ‘75
- Northwood University in Midland by Susan (Frohmader) Fitzpatrick ‘87
- Wayne State in Detroit by Brooke Henderson ‘04
- Tiffin University in Tiffin by Chris Martlew ‘10
- Big Rapids for GLIAC playoffs by Susan (Frohmader) Fitzpatrick ‘87
December was a lively month with a Yooper Night at a Detroit Red Wings game in Little Caesar’s Arena, a Senior Sendoff at The Wicked Sister for LSSU seniors graduating in December 2017, and exam treats for LSSU students, baked and hosted by Alumni Campus Employees (ACE).
In January we hosted a Laker group outing at a Detroit Pistons game in Little Caesars Arena, and the Alumni Association co-sponsored the Parks and Recreation Caucus on campus, organized by Professor Sally Childs.
February, along with various socials for hockey and hoops, featured a Laker group outing at a Soo Greyhounds game in Soo, Ont., preceded by a gathering at Solo Trattoria. The annual Basketball Alumni Reunion was held on campus, when both the men’s and women’s teams won close games against Purdue Northwest.
Lake State After Hours is still celebrated the first Thursday of every month! Look for us at 313 Ashmun in April, The Wicked Sister in May, and Lockview Restaurant in June.
Coming up in spring and summer is the Golden Graduate Reunion in conjunction with LSSU’s Commencement May 4-5, The Zoo-de-Mackinac bike ride May 19, Lake State Classic Golf Tournament at Treetops June 29, and a group outing at the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park July 28. See our full calendar of upcoming events and make plans now to join us!