Aug. 26, 2015
Jade Wiselogle is a first-generation college student with big dreams who doesn’t need to be convinced of the role a college education will play in achieving them.
She says she chose MSU because it was the best option for her financially and she wanted to do everything in her power to go to a Big Ten school. She’s one of two daughters of a single father and she says receiving the Jeanne and Denver Day Spartan Scholarship had a major impact on her ability to attend MSU.
She’s making the most of her MSU experience; pursuing a major in professional writing with a public relations specialization and dual minors in German and Italian. She also serves as a resident advisor, which helps with living costs and gives her the opportunity to make an impact on more than 50 other students.
“MSU was just the perfect fit for me,” she says. “It wasn’t long before I found it was quite easy to meet so many new, interesting people, and to make friends from all over the world.”
Her end goal is to write for a fashion publication or to work in public relations within the fashion design industry. At MSU she is already gaining professional experience and building a network. She serves as the editorial beauty writer for MSU’s fashion and lifestyle magazine VIM, and is active in MSU’s Fashion and Design Student Association.
Last summer Jade took a big step toward achieving her dreams, landing an internship in the fashion department of Seventeen magazine in New York City.
She says the Days’ generosity means a lot to her.
“It is so nice knowing that there is someone who is genuinely looking out for my education and my wellbeing at MSU, even though we haven’t directly met,” she says. “I hope that someday I can follow in their footsteps and give back to my community.”
Reprinted with permission from Empower Extraordinary: The Campaign for Michigan State University