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Dr. Kathleen Nelson Named President Emeritus by MnSCU

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees have awarded president emeritus status to now-former Lake Superior College president Dr. Kathleen Nelson, along with three other former MnSCU college presidents. “These presidents have served their institutions and the system well. Each of them can be proud of the accomplishments during their tenure at the…

Franken, Klobuchar, Oberstar announce $200,000 grant for LSC’s Aviation Program

Today, U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and representative Jim Oberstar announced a $200,000 grant for Lake Superior College’s Center for Advanced Aviation. This grant comes from the Department of Education (DOE). “Skilled pilots are essential to maintaining the air transportation network that connects our nation’s economy,” said Sen. Klobuchar.  “This grant will ensure…

LuAnne Anderson hired as LSC Alumni Director

LuAnne Anderson has joined the Lake Superior College as Alumni Relations Director. Prior to LSC, Anderson served as director of fund development for at Lakeshore, Inc. Before Lakeshore, she worked at SMDC for nearly 25 years; 12 of those years in their foundation. Anderson also has a strong special events background. Her event planning experience…

Mike O’Mara Named First-ever Faculty Emeritus at LSC

Recently retired instructor Mike O’Mara has been named the college’s first-ever “Faculty Emeritus” by outgoing president Dr. Kathleen Nelson. O’Mara, who served 26 years as an electronics instructor at LSC, was nominated by fellow faculty member and Learning Center Director Paula Young. “Of his many accomplishments, Mike will most be remembered for dedication to students…

Civic Engagement Action Team wins award from MN Campus Compact

Lake Superior College’s Civic Engagement Action Team was one of 20 recipients of the Minnesota Campus Compact 2010 Civic Engagement Steward Award. They received the award during the Minnesota Campus Compact 2010 Summit and Awards Luncheon in Brooklyn Center on June 17. The Civic Engagement Steward Award is given to a member of a college’s…

Dr. Patrick Johns Begins LSC Presidency

Dr. Patrick Johns has begun his tenure as the new president of Lake Superior College.  He is the third president to serve since the college was established by the merger of Duluth Technical College and Duluth Community College Center in 1995.  He succeeds Dr. Kathleen Nelson, who retired on June 30 after 13 years as…

Paula Castleman Named Interim ERTC Director

Paula Castleman has accepted the position of Interim Director of the Lake Superior College Emergency Response Training Center. She is filling the position vacated by the retirement of former ERTC director David Sarazin. Castleman began her career at LSC in 1994 as a college lab assistant, then a a wildland firefighting instructor. She also serves…

Trustees Approve 2010-2011 Tuition and Fees

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Board of Trustees approved a budget that holds average annual tuition and fee increases to $205 for undergraduate students at the state colleges and $301 at the state universities beginning this fall. This means students at the 25 state community and technical colleges will pay an average of $4,902,…

LSC Student Named President of MN College Student Association

The Minnesota State College Student Association (MSCSA) announced that Travis Johnson will be president of MSCSA for the 2010-11 academic year. Johnson is a business administration student at Lake Superior College and a Duluth resident who served as MSCSA vice president during the 2009-10 year. He was elected at the MSCSA Spring General Assembly by…