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May 27, 2015

MSU earns top marks from Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine

MSU and a university employee were named to the 2015 Best of Michigan Hall of Fame by Michigan Meetings + Events Magazine at the annual awards recognition on May 14 at the Blue Water Convention Center in Port Huron.

MSU was named Best College/University Venue and Julie Crowgey, event coordinator for University Outreach and Engagement, was named Up-and-Coming Meeting Professional and inducted into the magazine’s hall of fame.

It marks the fourth consecutive year MSU has been recognized with the Best College/University Venue honor. It earned the award by popular vote through the magazine’s website. The Spartan Hospitality Group invited current and former clients, MSU staff and other community members to participate in the poll.

Crowgey began her MSU career in 2006, along the way earning designations as a certified meeting professional and as a certified tourism ambassador for the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. As University Outreach and Engagement event coordinator she organizes and supports planning, logistics and budget details for events with audiences ranging from several to thousands, including the annual MSU Science Festival. In addition, Crowgey is the treasurer of the MSU chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and editorial assistant for the “Infant Mental Health Journal”. She is a member of the Michigan Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, and is currently serving as education director.

MSU and Crowgey will be honored a second time at “Lunch with the Legends” in Detroit on June 24 at the MGM Grand. The event is co-sponsored by Michigan Meetings + Events and the International Special Event Society Metro Detroit Chapter, and provides an opportunity for planners and suppliers to meet with the Hall of Fame inductees.

A complete listing of 2015 Best of Michigan Hall of Fame honorees is available at Michigan Meetings + Events magazine online.