LSC partners with Fuse Duluth’s College Connection


(L-R) LSC’s College Connection coordinator James Eisenhauer, mentor Jonathan Balmer of Kraus-Anderson, Fuse Duluth director Martha Bremer and Duluth Chamber Events Coordinator Eleanor Basco.

Fuse Duluth was incepted in 2007 by the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce, the goal was to retain young adults in the Duluth-Superior region.

Part of Fuse’s efforts include “College Connection,” which, according to the Fuse’s website, is a professional mentor program that “supports the linkage between college and professional experience while ensuring awareness of our region’s particular job market opportunities.”

In other words, it has the potential to keep college students connected and top-of-mind to area employers.

During the 2014-15 school year, 14 students from Lake Superior College have taken part in Fuse’s College Connection. LSC management analyst James Eisenhauer, who coordinates LSC’s College Connection students and serves as a mentee, feels LSC students’ talents are too valuable to lose to bigger markets.

“Retaining young talent in Duluth is important to the future of the region, and also a challenge,” said Eisenhauer. “The great thing about College Connection is that it get can students out of the classroom and position themselves nicely to tap into their desired industry. By providing access to the program, our students can have a leg up on their post-graduation job search.”


During early Spring semester, LSC hosted a College Connection night for college students and their mentors.

To get involved as a College Connection mentor or mentee, contact Fuse Duluth Director Martha Bremer.

LSC is proud to recognize the following students for their participation this 2014-2015 academic year:

Vernette Hughes
Sydney Johnson
Carey Monson
Max Heisick-Thole
Shawn Mitchell
Eric Schwerdt
Naomi Ongeri
Chelsie Karish
Benjamin Samich
Nicholas Haverkamp
Anthony Paillas
Cameron Tripp
Benjamin Fernholz
Joanne Jokela