Awards & Honors

Wendy Graves Receives National Outstanding eLearning Faculty Recognition

Lake Superior College math instructor Wendy Graves was recently honored at a national recognition luncheon at the ITC eLearning Conference in Tucson, AZ. Graves was nominated by her peers as an exemplary member of his or her community in the Instructional Technology Council’s (ITC) 2017 Outstanding eLearning Faculty category. According to LSC’s Dean of Liberal…

Lake Superior College Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 25 Best Online Associate Degrees in Cybersecurity

BestCollegeReviews.org has published its annual ranking of the Top 25 Best Online Associate’s Degree Programs for 2018. Lake Superior College has been ranked among the nation’s Top 25 Best Online Associate Degrees in Cybersecurity. The rankings were based on cost (less than $20,000), customization options, and other factors. Lake Superior College has also received a…

Nursing Students to be Recognized at Pinning Ceremony on December 14

Lake Superior College nursing students will participate in a formal nurse’s pinning ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. to acknowledge their graduate status as professional nurses. “Our traditional pinning ceremony is meant to welcome our new nursing graduates into the nursing profession,” said LSC Nursing Program Director Deborah Amys. “The new nurses are…

Kent Voelkner and Amy Jo Swing Receive Minnesota State Board of Trustees Excellence in Teaching Awards

Twenty-seven outstanding Minnesota State faculty members, including Lake Superior College faculty members Kent Voelkner and Amy Jo Swing, were honored during the Minnesota State Board of Trustees Awards for Excellence in Teaching ceremony held in St. Paul in April. Voelkner teaches chemistry at LSC and Swing is an English instructor. They were recognized for their…

Outstanding Students Participate in the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference

Eight top students from Lake Superior College attended the Business Professionals of America (BPA) 2017 National Leadership Conference, “Spread Your Wings” in Orlando from May 9 to May 14. They joined more than 7,000 conference delegates from across the nation and competed in national level business skills competitions, workshops, general sessions, and national officer candidate campaigns and elections. LSC…

Rad tech student Jordan Woodhull Takes First Place in State Knowledge Bowl

Radiologic technology student Jordan Woodhull took first place at the Minnesota Association of Radiology Students, 2016 Student Knowledge Bowl. Woodhull competed against approximately 200 students from radiologic technology programs throughout the state.   Woodhull is the son of Wanda and Joel Woodhull of Poplar, WI.  He is a 2005 graduate of Northwestern High School in Maple,…

Congratulations, President Johns on 40 years serving students!

Congratulations to LSC president Patrick M. Johns who has been with the Minnesota State system for 40 years, starting on April 18, 1977. He is the longest standing current president in the Minnesota State system. The  Minnesota State Board of Trustees named Dr. Patrick M. Johns president of Lake Superior College in May 2010. Prior to LSC, he…

PTK Chapter Inducts New Members; Two Outstanding Students Join State Team

Fifteen new PTK members were inducted into the Alpha Upsilon Gamma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society at Lake Superior College on March 29. Family and friends were in attendance with Laurie Jensen, Dean of Allied Health and Nursing, and PTK advisors Sue Shelerud and Deanna G. Keller on hand to offer congratulations. Former Duluth…

Marketing/PR Team Wins National NCMPR Award

Jean Kirwan and Janet Blixt in LSC’s Public Affairs and Institutional Advancement recently received a national NCMPR  award for their design and copywriting work on the college’s annual report. NCMPR’s prestigious Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and technical colleges. It’s the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence…

Students Win Gold at State SkillsUSA Competition

  Congratulations! The Integrated Manufacturing SkillsUSA Club recently attended the SkillsUSA Minnesota Championships in Bloomington where they came away with the top gold medal. In 1st place for Community Service: Kathleen Crooks, Michael Decaprio, and Nicole Okstad. The “A Soldier’s Love” sculpture is a community service project that was created by this team of students to help veterans by raising…