LSSU's Escanaba / Iron Mountain Regional Center Announces Spring 2019 Graduates


Fourteen area residents have successfully completed their requirements for a bachelor’s degree and graduated following the Spring (January) 2019 semester from Lake Superior State University (LSSU).

Graduating with a bachelor’s of science in accounting are Katana Freed (Engadine), Steven Jean (Escanaba), Heather LaLonde (Rapid River), Michael Larson (Rapid River), Lea Ratzkewitsch (Bark River), and Brittany Tebo (Wilson); Ratzkewitsch also completed the 150-credit hour certified public accountant track.

Graduating with a bachelor’s of science in business administration are Preston Barstow (Gladstone), Nicholas Chenier (Escanaba), Jared Dagenais (Escanaba), James McNeil (Escanaba), and Ashley Zofkie (Bark River); Chenier and McNeil also minored in accounting/finance; Barstow and Dagenais also earned a concentration in management; and Zofkie also earned a concentration in entrepreneurship.

Graduating with a bachelor’s of science in nursing are Sarah Gakstatter (Iron Mountain), Emily Johnson (Wilson), and Laura Sefcik (Nahma).

Gakstatter and Johnson graduated Summa Cum Laude, earning a 3.90-4.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale; LaLonde, McNeil, and Sefcik graduated Magna Cum Laude earning a 3.70-3.89 cumulative GPA; and Barstow and Larson graduated with Cum Laude honors, earning a 3.50-3.69 GPA.

McNeil commented on his educational experience, “I would like to express gratitude to all of the educators along the way. Their care, expertise, and individual attention have provided students a unique and enlightening experience.”

Students were taking classes at Bay College, which offers LSSU baccalaureate degree programs on Bay College’s campuses in Escanaba and Iron Mountain. For more information on degree programs available, Email Heidi Berg or call 906-217-4123.