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Celebrating Homecoming

The MSU Alumni Office is excited to announce that we will be celebrating Homecoming 2021, Sept. 27-Oct. 2. Please check back summer 2021 for information on Homecoming activities. 

Grand Marshal Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee

MSU welcomes Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee, class of 1973, as this year's Homecoming grand marshal. Ross-Lee is the first African-American female to serve as dean of a U.S. medical school and the first osteopathic physician to hold a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship.

She became dean of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993, after which she joined New York Institute of Technology and retired as the vice president of Health Science and Medical Affairs. Ross-Lee also served as director of the American Osteopathic Association Health Policy Fellowship program. In 2012, the Institute of Medicine appointed her to its Consensus Committee on the Governance and Financing of Graduate Medical Education.

Ross-Lee graduated from Wayne State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After graduating from MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in September 1973, she operated a family practice in Detroit.

Her academic medicine career began in 1978 at MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she served as chairperson of the Department of Family Medicine from 1988 to 1990 and associate dean for health policy from 1990 to 1993. 

In addition, Ross-Lee served as a commissioned officer, United States Naval Reserves Medical Corps, from 1982 to 1994, achieving the rank of captain.

In 2000, Ross-Lee was awarded an MSU Distinguished Alumni Award.

Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee Headshot

 

Homecoming Committee

The Michigan State University Homecoming Committee is made up of members of the East Lansing community and MSU campus partners.

HOMECOMING CHAIR

REGINA CROSS, MSU Alumni Office

HOMECOMING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • LURAL BALTIMORE, MSU Black Alumni
  • CASEY BYE, Residential and Hospitality Services
  • JESSA BYE, MSU Alumni Office
  • TAMMYE COLES, Student Life
  • PETER DELONG, MSU Alumni Office
  • DAN DIMAGGIO, MSU Alumni Office
  • NATISHA FOSTER, Residence Education and Housing Services
  • KATHRYN GARDNER, City of East Lansing
  • MARIA GIGGY, MSU Alumni Office
  • MEAGAN HAMILTON-TALLEY, Osteopathic Medicine
  • JODI HANCOCK, Neighborhood Student Success Collaborative
  • ELAINE HARDY, Hannah Community Center
  • KIM HENDERSON, MSU Black Alumni
  • RITA JAHSHAN, MSU Recreational Sports & Fitness Services
  • STEVEN KAATZ, MSU Alumni Office
  • AIMEE KLEVORN, MSU Alumni Office
  • LENA LOEFFLER, The School of Hospitality Business
  • ERIK MAILLARD, Student Life
  • JESSICA MUSSELL, University Advancement
  • ELIZABETH NIGRO, University Activities Board 
  • CAROL NOUD, Auxiliary Resources
  • KATIE ODLE, College of Social Science 
  • MEGAN PACKER, University Activities Board
  • THERESA SATTAZAHN, MSU Alumni Office
  • ALLYN SHAW, Student Affairs and Services
  • JEFF SPITZ, East Lansing Police
  • JAMIE TALBERT, Infrastructure Panning and Facilities 
  • MEGAN VANDERVEEN, MSU Athletics
  • KENT WORKMAN, Lyman Briggs College (retired)
  • ANGELA ZELL, Infrastructure Planning and Facilities