April 2023 – Muskie Pride

Limited spots remain for The Blasters Golf Tournament!

Be a part of one of the most fun days of the year! Register your foursome for this year’s tournament on June 16th at Blackwolf Run, which raises money for Launch: Lakeland’s Student-Run Businesses.

Lakeland promotes three faculty members

Congratulations to Evan Chancellor, DMA, Brian Murphy, Ph.D., and Kim Viglietti on their recent recognitions!

Lakeland University supports Finlandia University students

In light of the recent news that Finlandia University in Hancock, Mich., is closing, we send our sincere support to Finlandia University students and employees during this challenging time.

Lakeland has a tradition of serving students from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We have been in communication with Finlandia students to share how Lakeland can help find a pathway that fulfills their academic, personal and professional goals.

Lakeland will promise financial aid funding that matches the net tuition amount students would have received at Finlandia, ensuring no financial hardship is incurred due to this disruption. Additionally, Lakeland has identified 14 Finlandia degree programs that will transfer seamlessly for students to complete their degree in the same amount of time it would have taken at FinnU.

We wish Finlandia’s students the best in their searches and academic journeys. You can read more about how Lakeland is helping below.

Attendees have the opportunity to take this for professional development or graduate credit. Organizations can also sign-up and share the link with all of their employees.

Lakeland freshman advances in business plan contest

When you consider Lakeland University freshman Ashton Wallace’s pedigree, becoming an entrepreneur seems pretty obvious. He is now one of 49 entries to advance to the semifinal round of the 20th annual Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest.

Alumni Spotlight: Geoff Gaumer ‘00

Throughout his 25-plus years in the hospitality industry, 2000 Lakeland graduate Geoff Gaumer has worked at some impressive resorts and hotels. Read more about his journey after Lakeland.

Muskies Helping Muskies

Our alumni are represented in a variety of work environments and are eager to share advice and help our current students! 

Whether it is mentoring, job shadowing or helping with practice interviews, there are many opportunities to assist current Muskies in their education. Are you ready to help another Muskie out?

Giving Back

Lakeland is successful because of people like you.

Whether you are an alum or a friend of the university, we are so thankful for the support. Each gift directly impacts our students and their futures.

Help us keep in touch with you!

You enjoy reading news about your classmates and friends – they would love to read about you, too. Did you move? Get married? Get a new job? Let us know so we can keep you informed and include your changes in the “Alma Matters” section of the magazine.

Upcoming Events

April 15: International Night

April 19: Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 25: Spring Band Concert

April 29: Spring Choir & Orchestra Concert

May 13: Commencement

June 16: Lakeland University Blasters Golf Tournament 

Sept. 30: Homecoming