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MSU Club of West Michigan

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.

How Spartans React to the Wolverine Challenge!!

Our Associate VP of the Alumni Association shares his thoughts on the "go blue" skywriting.  Are you willing to take Scott Westerman up on his challenge??  Click here to find out more!

Steve Smith Charity Challenge Registration Opens Monday, April 14th

It may not feel like it outside, but summer is right around the corner. That means it's almost time for the 16th Annual Steve Smith Charity Challenge.  The best golf outing of the year is set to take place at Egypt Valley Country Club on Monday, June 30th.  The usual list of Spartan greats are scheduled to attend including Steve Smith, Coach Tom Izzo, and many others.  Come see why the attendees consistently rate this as the best golf outing they've been to.



MSU Means Business - Thursday April 17th

We are pleased to partner with the Broad College of Business to present the annual MSU Means Business event, April 17 at the MSU Secchia Center in Grand Rapids.

The event is offered in two program segments: the Broad College business pre-event (4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.), presenting a business panel discussion with audience Q&A; and the evening reception and program (6 p.m. to 8 p.m.),

Click here for more detailsClick here to register

4th Annual Spartan Winter Tailgate - Thank You!

 Thank you to the 750 Spartans who came out to the JW Marriott last night to celebrate the Rose Bowl Championship football season.  It was a great night of honoring John Shinsky with our inaugural West Michigan Spartans Legacy Award, hearing from Coach Dantonio, Coach Narduzzi, Coach Staten, and Mark Hollis about their thoughts on the season, and also raising money for some great causes like MSU and the Grand Rapids Public Schools.  We can not thank our generous sponsors enough for their commitment to our club and the community.

Check out all the pictures from this event!!!


Spartan Author Series Continues at Watermark Country Club With a Fascinating Look at the MSU/U of M Rivalry

What does it take to be a successful small business in a big business world? Local Spartan Cynthia Kay will share her thoughts on that question as part of the West Michigan Spartans author series on May 20 at Watermark Country Club. Cynthia recently authored "SMALL BUSINESS FOR BIG THINKERS: Unconventional Strategies to connect With and Win Big Business", which offers fresh thinking and practical strategies to connect, compete and grow as a small business while edging out larger competitors.


Come join Cynthia and fellow MSU alums and friends at this event which gets underway at 6:00 p.m. May 20 at Watermark CC on Cascade Road in Grand Rapids. Further details to follow in upcoming West Michigan Spartans communications.

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.

The 15th Annual Steve Smith Charity Challenge Golf Outing and Fundraiser

Thanks to all of those who came out and participated in this year's Steve Smith Charity Challenge.  Over 370 Spartans joined together at Egypt Valley Country Club to celebrate MSU Great Steve Smith, MSU, and to raise money for some great causes. We couldn't have done it without our very generous sponsors, please take a moment to read through them so you can support the businesses that support Michigan State.


Kirk Cousins Visited DeVos Children's Hospital While in Grand Rapids


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.