Tag Archives: Alumni

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Melvin Buschman died on April 2, 2016. He was a professor of continuing education from 1960-85. He also served as an administrator in Continuing Education and Admissions, taught graduate courses internationally and helped establish the Center for Extra-Mural Studies as part of the MSU project that created the University of Nigeria. He served as the… Read More »

Alumni Supporting Students

Alumni Supporting Students

Newly Established Alumni Board Scholarship Fund Continues Tradition For several years, the Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Association has awarded scholarships to worthy students with financial need. These scholarships were funded by membership dues generated by the association and managed by the college’s Alumni Board of Directors. Recently, however, MSU stopped collecting dues… Read More »

Alumni News and Notes

Alumni News and Notes

Honoring women pioneers Two alumni from the College of Education were inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame in October 2016. Olivia Letts, M. ’54, Ed.D. ’70 and Ph.D. ’75 (Educational Administration and Curriculum), was the first African American teacher in the Lansing School District, and later became the district’s first African American principal… Read More »

Alumni Profile: The Bearded Teacher Who Ran for President

Alumni Profile: The Bearded Teacher Who Ran for President

Education. Democracy. Change. Inspiring the next generation of active citizens By Nicole Geary The 2016 presidential election was intense. It seemed like the whole world was focused on the two candidates from the two major political parties and what victory would mean for either side. But what about the third parties, the write-ins? And what… Read More »

Alumni Success Story: Recovering and Advancing

Alumni Success Story: Recovering and Advancing

* Photos courtesy of Evan Pinkus Hard work, determination pays off in dividends for kinesiology alumnus By Sarah Wardell When Michigan State University kinesiology alumnus Leigh Weiss graduated from high school in 2000, he was like most graduates—hopeful and carefree. An East Brunswick, N.J. native, Weiss was swimming at the Jersey Shore with friends the… Read More »