West Michigan Spartans
Welcome to the MSU Club of West Michigan website. Our club represents over 24,000 Michigan State University Alumni in Kent, Ottawa, Barry, and Allegan counties. Click here to find out more.
5th Annual Spartan Winter Tailgate
Thanks to all those Spartans who attended. Special thanks to our sponsors as well as Coach Dantonio.
Premier Sponsor: Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Coach's Sponsor: Plante Moran
Sparty Sponsor: Port City Group
VIP Reception Sponsor: Peter F. Secchia Family
Here's a link to our club's Flickr account, where you can find pictures from the event
Here is some media coverage from the event...
Mike Sadler Feature
Mitch Lyons Feature
MLive Photo Gallery
More WZZM Coverage
Lansing State Journal Coverage
MSU Means Business Speaker Series - Featuring Dan Behm
Our MSU Means Business 2.0 Speaker Series continues this February with Dan Behm, CEO and Founder of OST (Open Systems Technologies). Under Dan's leadership, OST has gone from a $5 million hardware company to a $120 million worldwide leader in information technology with an award winning culture, driven by professional services. Dan was presented with the E&Y Entrepreneur of The Year Award (for the technology category) for Michigan and Northern Ohio in 2011. In 2012 he was recipient of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Champion and was named the Grant Thornton Leader & Innovator of the Year in 2012 as well.
Channeling Our Passion
MSU Alumni are among the most passionate in the nation. Dan will be presenting creative ideas for leveraging this passion to support each other in business. He will share a story or two where this has worked for him as well as thoughts and ideas of how anyone can do the same, no matter your job function or title.
"On the Banks of the Grand River"
The game didn't turn out quite the way we'd hoped, but it was still a great evening for over 3,000 area Spartans who made it to Ah-Nab-Awen Park to watch the game. Thanks to all those who attended, and especially thanks to our sponsors who made the event possible.
Thanks to all those who attended the Steve Smith Charity Challenge
We can't thank all those who attended the 16th Annual Steve Smith Charity Challenge as well as our sponsors enough. It was a great day of golf and a wonderful evening hearing from Coach Tom Izzo as well as Steve Smith. We look forward to seeing everybody back next year for the 17th edition of the best golf outing in the country.
Young Alumni Events
Our Young Alumni group is busy as always coming up with great events for our local alums to enjoy, regardless of age. Check out the Young Alumni page for more information and to RSVP.
Are you an Alumni Association Member?
Besides getting savings at a variety of businesses such as insurance, car rentals, moving companies, and on campus entertainment, you'll also be helping your local club. A portion of every alumni association membership gets sent directly to your local club, meaning more great events in the Grand Rapids area. www.msualum.com.