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Aug. 20, 2019


A new year begins today at Michigan State University.

MSU is a place full of possibilities, promise and people determined to make a difference. It’s a place to try new things and to pursue your passions. To experience MSU’s rich traditions and to meet people who will make an impact on your life today and tomorrow. You are part of something bigger here. And when you leave, you will be ready to change the world. Because you are a Spartan, and Spartans Will.


Eli Drake

Undergraduate student, theatre

Jeffrey Wisenbaugh

Class of 2013
Head of content, Instagram

Chelsie Boodoo

Doctoral student,
biomedical engineering

Birgit Puschner

Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine

Prabu David

Dean, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

Danny Ducat

Assistant professor, biochemistry and molecular biology

Joan Rose

Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research

Sam Carter

Undergraduate student, theatre

Susan Goldberg

Class of 1984
Editor in chief, National Geographic Magazine

Kirk Cousins

Class of 2011
NFL quarterback

Satish Udpa

Executive vice president, Administration

Cole Dzubak

Undergraduate student, theatre

Katie Birecki

Undergraduate student, journalism

Tasha Warren

Assistant professor, music

Don Gonyea

Class of 1980
NPR correspondent

Tyler Oakley

Class of 2011
YouTube star and activist

Steve Esquith

Dean, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

Dorinda Carter

Chairperson, teacher education

Tom Izzo

Head coach, men’s basketball

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