Tag Archives: Alumni

Rutzen recognized as outstanding student leader

Rutzen recognized as outstanding student leader

Janel Rutzen, a recent graduate of the Michigan State University College of Education, was honored with the 2011 National Outstanding Student Leader of the Year award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Rutzen initially won the CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Program District 5 Outstanding Leader of the Year award in February. She was nominated by Dan DiMaggio, director of… Read More »

HALE graduate named senior VP at Brandeis University

HALE graduate named senior VP at Brandeis University

On Sept. 1, 2011, Michigan State University College of Education alumnus Andrew Flagel will begin his new position as senior vice president for students and enrollment at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. There, Flagel will supervise and manage Brandeis’ Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, which includes the Office of Admissions and the Office of Financial Aid. In 2008,… Read More »

Alumnus to join Park University Board of Trustees

Alumnus to join Park University Board of Trustees

R. Lynn Bondurant, who received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the Michigan State University College of Education in 1975, has recently been elected to the Park University Board of Trustees. Bondurant received a bachelor’s degree in biology and an honorary doctorate degree in science education from Park University, which is located in Parkville, Mo.… Read More »

Kinesiology alumnus Booi becomes new Pirates athletic trainer

Kinesiology alumnus Booi becomes new Pirates athletic trainer

Michael Booi, a 2007 kinesiology alumnus from the Michigan State University College of Education, has been named the new athletic trainer for the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League. In addition to providing player-related medical care for the Pirates, Booi will also assist the Phoenix Coyotes with medical services during NHL training camp. During his time at MSU, Booi was… Read More »

MSU alumnus becomes superintendent of Royal Oak schools

Shawn Lewis-Lakin began his new position as superintendent of Royal Oak schools on July 1, 2011. Lewis-Lakin, who formerly served as superintendent at the Manchester Community Schools, earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry teaching from Michigan State University in 1982. “My first priority is to come to know the community and have them come to know me,” he said. “Together we… Read More »

College of Education alumni release new books

College of Education alumni release new books

Three alumni from the Michigan State University College of Education have new or upcoming books. Elementary education graduate Rogill Anderson-Clute is the author of Who Will Hold the Lemonade?, an illustrated children’s book that highlights the importance of accepting and understanding children with special needs. “All children need to find their place of acceptance – a… Read More »

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

MSU alumna named Greater Lansing Woman of the Year

Valerie Suszko, who graduated from Michigan State University in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in special education, has been named the 2011 Woman of the Year by Greater Lansing Woman magazine. As a Special Olympics coach and special education teacher at Washington Woods school in Holt, Suszko is regarded as an inspiration and a hero by students,… Read More »

MSU kinesiology grad stars in “Ruby” reality show

MSU kinesiology grad stars in “Ruby” reality show

P.J. Stahl, who received his bachelor’s in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2004, is appearing as a personal trainer to weight-loss reality star Ruby Gettinger on her hit Style network show, Ruby, this season. The first episode aired Sunday, March 27. Stahl is a native of Mount Pleasant, Mich. who came to MSU to… Read More »

Awards recognize alum Gerry Stroman’s dedication to education

Gerry G. Stroman (pictured, third from right), a 1977 graduate in counseling, was recently honored with the College of Education’s Crystal Apple Award for her distinguished career in education. Stroman is currently assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and affirmative action at Indiana University Kokomo. The Kokomo Tribune published a great article about her.