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May 23, 2017

MSU colleges compete for a local cause

The competitive Spartans Will spirit doesn’t end with the academic year, nor is it confined to athletics.

On May 21, teams from across the state, including those from the Broad College of Business and College of Arts and Letters, competed in the annual Capital Area Dragon Boat Race to benefit the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing, a nonprofit that provides resources, support and services for women in need.

The Eli Broad College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters each created teams comprising faculty, staff and alumni who volunteered their time and their money to this local cause.

“Participating in events like this represents MSU’s commitment to the local community, and to making an impact on causes we hold near to our hearts,” said Kathy Petroni, Broad College of Business Deloitte/Michael Licata Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. “As a university, we are stronger together and this is a welcomed opportunity to be a part of something with our colleagues from within the Broad College and across campus,” she said.

In sum, the teams raised $10,000 for the Women’s Center.

“This is a unique team-building activity that’s vital to the ongoing support of the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing. It’s great to see so many people from local and state law enforcement, from MSU colleges and from local corporations voluntarily coming forward to make a difference in the lives of women and families in our community,” said Cheri DeClercq, WCGL Board Member and Broad College of Business Assistant Dean for MBA Programs.


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