The purpose of this award is to benefit a deserving student pursuing a LSSU manufacturing engineering degree. John began teaching in the Engineering Department at the Soo Branch of MTU in 1967 after finishing his MSME at Michigan Technological University. He retired in 2002 after 34 years of service to the University. Jan (Osterhout) was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.. She received her RN from LSSU in 1982 and has since retired from War Memorial Hospital. Successful candidates must be a manufacturing engineering major with at least 26 LSSU credits.