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Spartan Spirit Thrives

Nick McLaren

Spartan Spirit Thrives

While the temperature in East Lansing may bring a chill, the warmth of the Spartan community carries on.

No matter the season, I feel the warmth Spartans give to the world every day. It happens here on campus where students, faculty, staff and the community come together to advance the common good. The same is true beyond MSU’s physical boundaries thanks to the passion, dedication and generosity of Spartans near and far.

The coming months hold many more opportunities for us all to unite.

This year’s Give Green Day, our largest annual giving initiative, will take place March 14. Last year, we raised over $1.4 million in 24 hours thanks to 7,359 gifts, from 48 states and 16 countries. We look forward to another exciting Give Green Day in 2023. Together with your support for the diverse lineup of programs and opportunities at MSU, we can help ensure the success of students today and for years to come.

On the heels of Give Green Day comes SpartyBall 2023. The annual event, hosted by the Chicago Spartans, brings together alums and friends of all ages from across the country for a celebration of all things MSU. This year’s SpartyBall will be held March 18.

In April we will host the Alumni Club Summit. Alumni clubs are a valuable extension of our university, offering important and inclusive programs and experiences to communities across the country and around the world. Our proud network of more than 100 clubs brings Spartans together and strengthens our connections. The summit, which connects alumni club leaders to celebrate achievements and discuss future opportunities, will be held in-person April 22-23 and will also offer virtual participation.

Connection and belonging are important, and I am more than pleased by the myriad ways Spartans stay in touch, band together and offer opportunity to all. We are a community that is connected to each other, but open to all, and that kind of warmth is worth sharing all year long.

Go Green!

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