Spartans strive to address the world’s most pressing problems each and every day. The Alumni Grand Awards program recognizes the best of the best — those alumni who are doing wonderful things and making an impact daily in their companies, communities and for Michigan State University.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020 Grand Awards Gala has been cancelled. The impressive slate of recipients who had been scheduled to be honored will instead receive their awards at the 2021 Grand Awards Gala on Friday, Nov. 12 at the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center. The black-tie optional event includes a reception with a hosted bar, decadent meal, and the opportunity to mix and mingle with recipients.
A room block will be established for a local hotel. Please check back here in July 2021 for additional information.
The MSU Alumni Office annually recognizes Spartans who positively reflect and enhance the prestige of Michigan State University in five categories. Nominations are due each year by September 1 for selection the following year.
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Grand Awards Gala, nominations received between August 2020 and September 1, 2021 will be considered for the 2022 Alumni Grand Awards.
Individuals, university departments, and alumni clubs may submit online nominations for consideration.
A maximum of five pages of supporting documentation will be considered for each nominee. The nominations receiving the strongest consideration by the selection committee will include the following: