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Concordia Alum Champion of North American Campus Tours

Concordia Alum Champion of North American Campus Tours

By Sean Mitton, Canadian Expat Network
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If you have a question regarding North American Universities, chances are Concordia Alum Steve Lake (Class of 70') may know the answer. Lake has visited over 500 University campuses across North America. Media Outlets such as Newsweek, USA Today, Maclean's and the Associated Press have covered Lake's unique story.

This fascination began while honeymooning in Boston back in 84'. Lake and his wife Carol visited the Ivy League schools and developed an interest to visit other campuses. "The goal started with 100 campuses, than 200, so why not 500," Lake states.

Lake incorporated his passion with their vacations, which fit well, as Carol is a travel writer. "One week, I visited 40 campuses in the Philadelphia area," Lake  recalls. Those trips would include the use of MapQuest and several calls to admission offices to set up tours.

The 500th campus visit was at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio back in 2008. "Carol was with me for about 130 of those visits", Lake shares.

In addition to campuses, Lake is an avid baseball fan and former Montreal Expos fan, who has seen ball games at 47 different MLB Ballparks.

These days, Lake calls Vegas home and is a Pit boss in the famed Caesar's Palace Casino. He comments that some of his colleagues at Caesar's think he resembles a professor.
 

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