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From MSU to MIT: How alumnus Riley Lawson made the most of his undergraduate experience

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By Brandi Stover When Riley Lawson visited Michigan State for the first time in Spring 2019 to attend the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship (ADS) competition, he knew he had found his new home.   “The ADS competition was my first large experience with MSU, and it was an exciting opportunity,” Lawson said. “Beyond the scholarship itself, it […]

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Recognizing our Honors College Alums and Spring 2023 Graduates

By Sloane Barlow The Honors College would like to thank its recent graduates, as well as its inspiring alumni, who took the time to speak at Spring 2023 Michigan State graduation ceremonies across campus. Please join us in extending our gratitude and appreciation to our alumni speakers: Farhan Bhatti, Ph.D., Yvette Efevbera, Ph.D., and Chelsey […]

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MSU hosts Alumni Distinguished Scholarship event on campus 

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By Sloane Barlow and Audrey Richardson On a brisk Friday morning, over 500 high school students and their supporters came to the Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center to take part in the first of two Alumni Distinguished Scholarship events, to learn more about the Michigan State community and to compete for scholarships.  Prospective students who […]

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Donor Makes a Difference

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Research is something that many students want to participate in before graduating — but the time commitment can cause challenges without proper funding. Third-year Honors student and Wielenga Research Scholar Morgan Vandenberg has felt this pressure, as she holds three odd jobs on top of her research position. Vandenberg explained that through having her research […]

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Alumni Stories: Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali

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Dr. Dhaval Bhanusali, Honors College alumnus, constantly embodies how Spartans Will. He is a leading dermatologist, researcher, and digital health entrepreneur based in New York City. Dr. Bhanusali regularly provides an expert opinion in media outlets from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. Beyond medicine, Dr. Bhanusali works at the cutting edge of health and entrepreneurship, including Skin […]

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Alumni Stories: Peter Burroughs

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The small details are what’s important for Peter Burroughs (‘17 B.A.). Burroughs is a freelance environmental artist and current intern at Blizzard Entertainment, an American video game developer known for games like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo. His work focuses on creating indoor and outdoor settings for films or video games. Environmental artists work on background visuals with which […]

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