Local residents graduate from LSSU

ESCANABA — Six area residents have successfully completed their requirements for a bachelor’s degree and graduated following the Fall 2017 semester from Lake Superior State University (LSSU). Graduates are eligible to walk at commencement in May.

Graduating with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration-management is Michael Bayerl of Menominee and Jerri DeMenter of Rapid River. DeMenter also earned a marketing minor. In criminal justice, graduates included Jacob Koish of Escanaba and Katlyn Sagataw of Houghton. In early childhood education, Amelia Schaefer, of Escanaba, graduated with a sociology minor. Christopher Parker of Gladstone graduated with a

General Studies with business and behavioral science concentrations.

DeMenter graduates Summa Cum Laude, earning a 3.90-4.00 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale; Bayerl and Schaefer graduate Magna Cum Laude, earning a 3.70-3.89 GPA; Koish graduates Cum Laude, earning a 3.5-3.69 GPA.

“I am so proud to say that I received my degree from LSSU, and I have nothing but great words to say about my experiences along the way,” Schaefer stated. Parker also commented, “I am very fortunate that LSSU offered a regional program through the Bay College campus. I was provided access to further my education precisely when I needed it. I am also grateful for the efforts of Instructor Greg Bekes as he inspired me to put real work into my courses.”

The graduates were taking classes at Bay College, which offers LSSU baccalaureate programs in Escanaba and Iron Mountain through a partnership with LSSU. For more information on degree programs available, please contact Heidi Berg at 906-217-4123 or hberg@lssu.edu.