EAST LANSING — The 66th Annual Michigan State University Alumni Association Grand Awards reception will be held Oct. 11 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, located on the Michigan State University campus.
Eleven individuals have been selected by the MSU Alumni Association Awards Committee to receive the Michigan State University Distinguished Alumni Award, Philanthropist Award, Alumni Service Award and the Distinguished Young Alumni Award.
The following individuals will be recognized at the event:
Distinguished Alumni Award:
The Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually to alumni who have distinguished themselves by obtaining the highest level of professional accomplishments and who possess the highest standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of MSU.
President, Columbia College Chicago
President and CEO, Demmer Corporation and Demmer Investments
Professor, The School of Hospitality Business
Co-chairman Emeritus of the Board, Forest City Enterprises, Inc.
President, Chairman and CEO, Yagi Tsusho, Ltd.
The Philanthropist Award is present to an individual, family, association, corporation, or foundation with a proven record of providing major, on-going financial support and leadership to MSU. The candidates will have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic responsibility toward MSU; their generosity encourages others to take leadership roles in philanthropy toward MSU.
Eli & Edythe Broad
Founders, The Broad Foundations
Los Angeles, Calif.
Alumni Service Award:
The Alumni Service Award is presented to MSU alumni who have demonstrated continuing outstanding volunteer service to MSU and/or meritorious public service on a local, state, national or international level. Candidates must possess the highest standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of MSU.
Founding Member and Partner, Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
Executive Director, Positive School Support Program
Distinguished Young Alumni Award:
The Distinguished Young Alumni Award is given annually to candidates who have distinguished themselves by obtaining a high level of professional accomplishment and who possess high standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of MSU. These individuals demonstrate a commitment to MSU by continuing outstanding volunteer service on behalf of the university and/or participation and leadership in meritorious public service on a local, state, national or international level.
Co-founder and Software Developer, Detroit Labs
Director of Operations, FirstPathway Partners