449TH BOMBARDMENT WING SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the officers, men and civilian employees of the 449th Bombardment Wing of Kincheloe Air Force Base upon its deactivation due to the base closing in 1977. The friendships and mutual supportive efforts between the men and women of the 449th and the residents of the Eastern Upper Peninsula have been strong and has played a very important part in the area’s history and in the history of the Strategic Air Command. A display is on campus commemorating the 449th, so that future generations will be aware of the history of contributions to the country and the EUP.
ADD SOFTWARE LSSU Scholarship
Anthony Dulimba graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1995 with degrees in automated manufacturing engineering technology, computer engineering, and electrical engineering technology. He started ADD Software LLC in 2007. He established this scholarship to assist students in the career that has been so beneficial to him. In response to conversations with LSSU professors Jim Devaprasad and LSSU Provost Morrie Walworth, Mr. Dulimba wanted to give back to the university and create opportunities for engineering students to continue their studies at LSSU.
ALANA EITREM MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT FUND AWARD
Family and friends established this award in memory of Alana "Chicky" Eitrem, an LSSU nursing student from 1984-86. She was a second-year pre-nursing student who was tragically killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident in 1986. Mary Jo Meehan, LSSU professor, described Alana as a "personable young woman. She made a lasting impression on all who knew her. She chose a career in nursing so that she could help others. Her kindness came through in everything she did."
AMY IGNATOWSKI MEMORIAL AWARD
This named award was established by the family of Amy Ignatowski. Those who knew Amy knew a young lady with a very outgoing personality. She wore a perpetual smile that could light up a room, and she loved to share her positive attitude. She had many life-long friendships and made new friends everywhere she went. She thought friendship to be very important, and she had the utmost loyalty toward her friends, among whom she counted the many men and women with whom she served in the United States Coast Guard. Amy believed in self-improvement–she loved exercising both mind and body and setting new challenges and goals for herself. She worked out almost every day and was a voracious reader of books. She loved listening to music and going to concerts. She enjoyed many outdoor activities, among them hiking, snowboarding, swimming, fishing and kayaking. Having grown up in Sault Ste. Marie, LSSU was a natural choice for her and she attended classes there and was a member of Alpha Theta Omega sorority before her enlistment in the Coast Guard. Amy was attracted to the Coast Guard's lifesaving mission, and their can-do attitude made a perfect fit for her. Amy’s assignments included WAGB-11 Polar Sea, aboard which she crossed the Arctic Circle, earning her “Blue Nose” certificate. She served briefly at USCG Air Station Humboldt Bay before attending A-School at Elizabeth City, NC for Aircraft Maintenance Technician training. She graduated with excellent scores and another group of friends. The warm climate and Amy’s desire to fly in the HH-65 Helicopter influenced her choice of Corpus Christi, Texas for her first air station assignment as an AMT. She was working on earning her wings at the time of her death in May of 2008. Air Station Corpus Christi Command saw fit to award Amy her wings posthumously, giving her the title of Petty Officer Amy Lynn Ignatowski, AMT3.
ANDERSEN FAMILY ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP
The named scholarship is established by Robert G. Andersen, a retired engineering supervisor from Continental (Teves) Automotive Systems who is a strong supporter of LSSU and its engineering program. In 2004, he received the Donald & Catherine Finlayson Award that is presented to an individual who has enjoyed success in their profession and community, and who is a strong advocate of the University, its programs, faculty, staff and students.
ANGELA COULLARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Angela May Coullard (born May 4, 1990) was called to Heaven on February 24, 2005. Angela was a kind-hearted, gentle soul who found beauty in all people and things. She went out of her way to please others and make sure everyone felt special and welcome. Her smile lit up everyone's heart. Angela's favorite thing was spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed camping and spent many memorable, happy days out at Monocle Lake. It was very important to Angela to keep in touch with everyone via MSN chat and her cell phone. While Angie always enjoyed electronics and music, she also loved to bake, pick berries, crochet, and sew. Angela was not one to ever seek the limelight or boast of her accomplishments. Angela always gave 110 percent and excelled at many things. She was a straight-A student, a gifted artist who loved to sketch and draw, and an outstanding athlete. Her passion was swimming and being a member of the swim team for Sault Area High School. She placed fourth in the UP finals this year in the 100M butterfly and helped her team take the gold in 400M freestyle relay and silver in the 200M freestyle relay, in which they set a school record in both events. Those who know and love her will never forget Angela's internal and external beauty. Her life was a universal example of how we should all live and celebrate life.
BETHEL LODGE #358 FREE & ACCEPTED MASONS OF MICHIGAN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by members of the Bethel Lodge No. 358, Free and Accepted Masons of Michigan located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.
BILL & DIANA MUNSELL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established to honor LSSU Emeritus Staff member Bill Munsell who served as LSSU’s first Financial Aid Director from 1967 until his retirement in 1998. For more than 28 years, Bill served as a Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan City Commissioner. In addition to being a long-time supporter of LSSU and giving of his time as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors, Bill also serves on many local boards in support of the area community – Sault Lions Club, I-500, and UP Board of Realtors to name a few. In 2008, he received the LSSU Outstanding Alumni Award – the highest honor to be awarded by the LSSU Alumni Association. Bill met his wife, Diana (Metrish), while a student at LSSU. She was a dorm supervisor at Osborn Hall from 1970-1974. She taught mathematics at the Sault Area High School for over 32 years until her retirement in 2002. They have two grown children, Jessica and Brent.
BRUCE & MARIAN HUSTON FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by the Bruce & Marian Huston Family. Bruce and Marian Huston lived in Lewiston, Michigan for over sixty years. They raised three daughters who all graduated from Johannesburg-Lewiston High School. They have always been strong supporters of their local schools and are pleased to be able to help the students of the community that supported them throughout their many years in business. Two of the Huston’s daughters, Cindy and Susan, graduated from LSSU in the 1970’s where they met their husbands Neil Gallaway and Maurice Evans. Cindy and Neil’s son,Tim, graduated from LSSU in 2012, their daughter, Cory, graduated in 2004, and Cory’s husband, Kelsey Andersen, graduated in 2005. In addition, their exchange student, Madina Turysbekova graduated from LSSU in 2008. The Hustons have always felt that LSSU offered their family a quality education. They were impressed with the small class sizes, dedicated staff, and quality of life that LSSU offered. It is their desire to assist their local high school students who seek an excellent education at a small university.
CARL & BERNITTA BURTT SCHOLARSHIP
This named scholarship was established by the children of Carl and Bernitta Burtt in honor of their parents to benefit a student majoring in any course of study in the College of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences. Carl Burtt was the second eldest son in a family of thirteen. He dropped out of school at the age of twelve in order to support his brothers and sisters. Although he was unable to complete his own education, he always maintained the value of a good education. Carl was an avid reader and a history buff. He enjoyed learning and made a point to pass this enjoyment on to his children. Carl married the former Bernitta Wilcox in 1944 and they had six children. Though she did not finish high school, Bernitta valued education and vowed that all of her children would complete high school and would be supported in their effort to attend college. They taught their children that an education was an asset that would always serve them well, and was something that each would keep with them for life.
CENTRAL SAVINGS BANK
In 1990, Central Savings Bank established its named scholarship to provide talented LSSU business majors who are pursuing a career in banking with an opportunity to work and stay within the local community.
C. ERNEST KEMP ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
C. Ernest Kemp was one of the original instructors of the Sault Branch of Michigan College of Mining and Technology in 1946. The world-renowned geologist was the recipient of LSSU’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 1981, the first and only full-time faculty member to be selected for the award. He retired in 1980 and was awarded dean emeritus status, but continued teaching at LSSU until 1993.
C. EUGENE CHANG INTERNATIONAL STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP
This named endowment was established by C. Eugene Chang, former member of the LSSU Board of Trustees and long-time friend and supporter of Lake Superior State University. The International Studies Scholarship supports international students with funding for tutoring, ESL support, or other academic needs of students and those LSSU students who study abroad.
C.G. (SANDY) SANDERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
"Sandy" Sanderson was a local aviator-businessman and longtime Sault Ste. Marie resident. He was one of the most highly decorated pilots in World War II and one of the founders of the Western Michigan University School of Aviation. He had a high regard for education as exemplified in a letter to his grandson, Terry. Upon learning Terry was returning to LSSU to complete his education, he stated, "Education cannot be taken from you nor can it be transferred, there is no reasonable way to measure its value. It will enhance your entire life."
CHARLES H. (CHARLIE) SNYDER IAB ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP
Established to provide financial assistance and recognition to students entering LSSU in engineering and technology majors, this endowment is named in memory of Charlie Snyder of Delco Electronics. Charlie's years of leadership on the Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) and unsurpassed contributions to LSSU engineering and technology and its students left an indelible mark. Charlie had an infectious enthusiasm and brought skill, experience and understanding to LSSU senior project students.
CHASE S. AND STELLA B. OSBORN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
This scholarship was established through a bequest of Stella B. Osborn, wife of the former governor of Michigan. Chase Salmon Osborn (1860-1949) was the 27th governor of Michigan, serving one term from 1911-12. A resident of Sault Ste. Marie, his career was not limited to politics. Osborn was also a newspaper reporter and publisher, an explorer, an author, and a public servant. Stella Osborn was a noted author, lecturer, philanthropist, and played a prominent role in the Union of Democracies movement. Shortly before her death she renewed her interest in the history and legends of the Sault area, contributing to local festivals and historic projects. Her literary works dating from 1940 until 1982 include a variety of books of poetry, Northwoods Tales and articles on Chase Osborn.
CHRISTINA COMITO MEMORIAL FUND
This named endowment was established in memory of Christina Comito, a 1992 LSSU graduate and Laker women's basketball player from 1988-1992. She scored over 1,000 points in her Laker basketball career and received the Outstanding Student Award in Exercise Science in 1992. Tragically killed in an automobile accident in October 1995, Christina was a fierce competitor and a standout basketball player. She had a will to succeed both on and off the court. At the time of her death, Christina was a therapist at Henry Ford Hospital and was attending classes to enter medical school. Her named endowment benefits both the women's basketball program and Christina's major – exercise science and is awarded annually to the player "who excels in dedication skills, hard work and attitude on the court and in the classroom". A plaque, donated by the Comito family, commemorates the recipients and is displayed in the James Norris Center lobby.
Christopher Columbus Italian-American Society Award
This scholarship was created in 2011 to benefit students majoring in any course of study who are members or descendants of a member of the Christopher Columbus Italian-American Society. The Society was formed on March 16, 1930 by a group of men living in the Little Italy neighborhood of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan who were looking for a place for their Society to meet. On June 16, 1930, the Society obtained a charter from the State of Michigan, and began to sponsor dinners and dances to benefit the neighborhood. By 1938, the Society had 138 members, and built their own Christopher Columbus Hall for meetings and special events.
CHRISTOPHER W. REINKE ENDOWMENT AWARD
This endowment was established by family and friends in memory of Chris Reinke, a natural resources technology (NRT) student, 1986-88. Chris was known as a free-spirited, independent young man who had a great love for the outdoors. It was because of his love for the woods and water that he chose the natural resources program at Lake Superior State University. His untimely death in 1988 left an indelible mark on Lake State students and to all who knew him. One of his friends, Cindy (Nocerini) Dingell, commented that Chris lived by the old phrase, “live each day like it was your first and every minute like it was your last.” He loved life and all the adventures that it could bring.
Chris Yanni Memorial Scholarship
This award was established in memory of Chris Yanni, who had a strong interest in outdoor recreational activities and a concern for the protection of natural resources. Chris was a strong advocate for athletics and the virtues of clean, healthy living.
COMMUNITY FOUNDATION GRANT
CRYSTAL L. HOUSDING MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This endowed scholarship was established by Sherilyn Duesing in memory of her mother, Crystal Housding who passed away in May 2009. She was a lifelong resident of Alanson, Michigan who worked in the Littlefield Public Schools for many years. Mrs. Housding was a very independent and resourceful woman, however, understood that many students required financial assistance in order to pursue their dream of a college education.
CUNNINGHAM NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
This named scholarship was established in 2002 by Barbara (Cunningham ’79) and Chuck (’77) Cliff to honor Barbara’s mother, Margie Cunningham, who graduated from nursing school in 1945. Margie was the inspiration for Barbara to pursue a career in nursing. Barbara attended the LSSU Nursing program from 1976-79.
DAUNE WEISS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2000 in memory of Daune Weiss, a prominent Gaylord businesswoman who was tragically killed in a plane crash in October 2000. Just prior to her death, Daune was appointed to the LSSU Foundation Board of Directors. She was instrumental in establishing the Lake State Classic Golf Tournament and had contributed greatly to its planning and success.
DAVID AND PATRICIA HUBBARD AWARD
Pat and Dave Hubbard moved to Sault Ste. Marie in 1971 where they raised their two sons, Todd and Jeff. During their time in the area, they enjoyed the cultural and athletic events at LSSU and realized the role the university played in their lives and in that of the community. The Hubbards are pleased to be able to support LSSU with a scholarship in their names.
DENNIS HARDT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established by Mrs. Jean Hardt and classmates Joseph Knauf and Anthony Bellhorn in memory of Dennis Hardt, a 1977 electrical engineering technology graduate.
DILLON F. MENARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in 2007 by LSSU employees, alumni, and friends of the University who wish to reward students who are members of the LSSU track and cross-country team. In October 2010 the scholarship was renamed to honor Dillon F. Menard who died unexpectedly at the age of 19 in August 2010. A graduate of Negaunee High School, Dillon was starting his second year at Lake Superior State and was a member of the LSSU Track & Field team.
DIXIE STANLEY LIGHT AND MORTON LIGHT NURSING GROWTH SCHOLARSHIP
Dixie Light came to LSSU in 1974 as an instructor, shortly thereafter helping create Lake State's BSN program. She developed the Wellness CARE Center, which now serves the campus and public. Light was the Wellness CARE director until 1990, all the while continuing her teaching responsibilities as an associate professor in nursing and developer of courses in trans-cultural nursing and applied gerontology. In addition, she helped establish nursing classes through LSSU's regional centers, hoping to entice working nurses into completing a BSN. Mr. Morton Light was a school psychologist in the Sault Area Public Schools for a number of years and is a strong supporter of the nursing field. Their son, Daniel graduated from Lake Superior State University in 1988. In 1990 the Light family moved to Houston, Alaska to open a health clinic and continued to provide medical care and treatment to the people of the Houston community until her death at the age of 81 in August 2011.
DONALD AND CATHERINE FINLAYSON NURSING SCHOLARSHIP
Dr. Donald Finlayson and his wife, Catherine, established this endowed scholarship in the fall of 1997 to enhance financial support for nursing students at Lake State. Dr. Finlayson practiced medicine in Sault Ste. Marie from 1946-1982 and was the LSSU Physician from 1946-1978. Two of their children attended Lake State - one in pre-nursing and one in pre-physical therapy. Having always been impressed with the LSSU nursing program, the Finlaysons formed the endowment through a charitable remainder trust.
DONALD HASTINGS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was established in memory of Donald W. Hastings, assistant professor of psychology from 1971-1973. A graduate of Springfield College and Texas Christian University, Professor Hastings was also the vice president of the faculty senate at LSSU at the time of his death.