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March 2015 Broad Business eNews

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March 2015
Alumni News
50 Years of Excellence: the Broad Executive MBA Celebration - May 14, 2015, The Fillmore, Detroit

Broad College Alumnus Energizes Others to Join Alumni Group in India

Milind R. Agarwal (MBA ’94) of the Broad College of Business was instrumental in the March 3 inauguration of Michigan State University’s India alumni club at a gala event at the Club, Mumbai, February 28. The new MSU Alumni Club of India has 3,600 members and is part of the university’s worldwide alumnus network of 460,000 alumni, with 50,000 international alumni hailing from 174 countries, and organized in 25 active clubs. To learn more, visit

Disney Co. Promotes Broad College Alumnus Chapek

Walt Disney Co. veteran and Michigan State University Broad College of Business alumnus Bob Chapek has been named chairman of the company’s Parks and Resorts division. Chapek earned his MBA from the Broad College of Business and a BS in Microbiology at Indiana University.

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Drayton McLaneBroad Alumnus and Former Houston Astros Owner Visits Campus

Drayton McLane, the former Houston Astros owner who earned a graduate business degree from Michigan State University, returned to campus in late February to talk with students and learn more about the Broad College of Business. Read more about McLane.

Students Compete in Global MBA Challenge

A team of four graduate students submitted a solution in the 2015 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge. Nestlé Nespresso challenges students from all over the globe to produce new ideas for its Creating Shared Value Strategy.

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Biggest Concrete Placement Happening at MSU FRIB

Despite snow and freezing rain and even the gloom of night, the biggest of the Facility for Rare Isotope Beam’s concrete placements happened March 3 at Michigan State University. In total, more than 350 trucks dumped nearly 3,600 cubic yards of concrete into the a section of the project’s linear accelerator tunnel. This was the third and largest of the concrete placements of the project.

App Developed by MSU Tracks Invasives

Invasive species will have a tougher time sneaking around undetected, thanks to an app developed by Michigan State University. The free app is one component of the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network, developed by Amos Ziegler, MSU biogeographer.

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Upcoming Events

Registration Opens for 2015 Grandparents University
March 18

Michigan Tourism Investment Forum
March 24
2–7 p.m.
Grand Rapids, MI

Communication Excellence: Developing Your Leader Communication Card in a Digital World
March 25–26
Lansing, MI

MRIVCC Open House
March 25
4:30-6:30 pm
Midland, MI

Executive MBA Reception – Grand Rapids
March 25
6–8 p.m.
Grand Rapids, MI

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March 26–27
Lansing, MI

Destination Auction Behind the Masque
March 28
5–10 p.m.
Lansing, MI

March 29
5–6 p.m.
East Lansing, MI

Broad Executive Forum of Chicago
April 14
4:30–8:15 p.m.
Chicago, IL
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50 Years of Excellence: Broad Executive MBA Celebration
May 14
6–10 p.m.
Detroit, MI
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