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Where We Belong

From near or far, Spartans are united through action.

Big things happen when Spartans come together. The latest example occurred March 15, when alumni and friends of MSU displayed support for their fellow Spartans on Give Green Day.

This year’s Give Green Day was a staggering success, and your impact cannot be overstated. Together, we raised more than $1.4 million in 24 hours thanks to 7,359 gifts, many from first time donors. A special acknowledgment goes out to the Arizona Spartans. President Ann Burnett and the group rallied to raise over $40,000. Every gift makes a difference. Thanks to all for sharing your Spartan spirit.

That spirit was alive and well during May’s commencement ceremonies, where we celebrated more than 8,000 graduates. Congratulations to the class of 2022; welcome to the alumni family.

We’d also like to extend congratulations to our 2022 Alumni Grand Awards recipients. We look forward to gathering on campus for the Grand Awards Gala on Friday, Sept. 23. Learn more about this year’s honorees, an impressive group of Spartans making a difference on and off campus, on page 55.

It’s clear that Spartans everywhere are driven to give back. Spartans Serve Week is designed to give everyone in the MSU community the chance to do just that. Happening Sept. 17-25, this inaugural Spartans Serve Week offers a host of ways to get involved. Mark your calendars and join us in illustrating our passion for making the world a better place.

We have appreciated recent alumni input around our new multicultural center on campus, a community driven project that will create a place for students to examine the intersections of identity and unity and utilize their collective voices to enact positive change. I also want to thank our alumni club leaders for your participation in “Alumni University,” which covered the numerous ways our clubs can connect, serve and invest in Michigan State University.

As we lay out our plans for summer and beyond, the common thread is clear: Spartans succeed together. And because of that, we will continue to serve and invigorate the communities to which we all belong.

Go Green!

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