Awards & Honors

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…

LSC Machine Tech Students Receive $1,500 Toolbox Scholarships

LSC machine tech students Jared Wood, Brady Mostoller, and Ryan Marshall are now well-equipped to be successful in their machining program and their careers. The LSC Foundation awarded each student a new box of tools for their studies containing nearly $1,500 worth of calipers, micrometers, and indicators and more. Each student gets to keep the toolbox…

Business Professionals of America Club Earn 46 State Awards

Eight business students from Lake Superior College’s Business Professionals of America (BPA) Club earned a total of 46 awards (including six first-place awards) at the BPA State Leadership conference held in Rosemount, Minn. on February 23-25. These students will attend the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in Orlando May 10 – May 14.…