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Alumnus rapidly pivots from supplying salons to aiding first responders 
Larry Gaynor (B.A. Accounting ’77) has adjusted his business operations to meet urgent needs amid the pandemic.
Broad alumni among West Michigan’s top 50 influential women 
Four Broad College graduates were recognized this year by the Grand Rapids Business Journal.
Pung Speaker Series: Devoting a career to what’s important 
Joel Clum (B.A. Finance ’08) shared his career journey through a virtual presentation on March 19.
Hospitality Business fundraising event pivots to online format 
The School of Hospitality Business has made the decision to conduct the 2020 Destination Auction online.
Using a Broad Full-Time MBA to break into the world of entertainment 
Breanne Washington (MBA '16) shares how her MBA from MSU helped launch her career in the direction of her dreams.
Broad hospitality business alumnus recognized with Spartan Champion Award 
James Burba (B.A. Hospitality Business ’77) is the seventh recipient of the Spartan Champion Award.
The perfect blend: Broad Spartan named MSU Starbucks service manager 
Anna Foster (B.A. Supply Chain Management ’10) is the new Starbucks service manager for Michigan State University.
MSU alumna testifies to Congress, advocating for better health policies 
Ge Bai (Ph.D. Accounting & Information Systems ’12) shared her expertise at a congressional hearing on Feb. 5.
Broad College alumna honored with Secretary of State Award  
Cecilia Zhuang (B.A. Supply Chain Management ’11) was honored with the 2019 Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Abroad.
Pung Speaker Series: The Spartan mindset 
Kevin Smith (B.A. Finance ’07) shared how the Spartan mindset has defined his career path.
Spartan-owned and -operated Cheese Haus names iconic mascot 
The Frankenmuth Cheese Haus held a contest to name its famed mouse, and the contest went viral.
Alumnus brings millions to tears as creative director of Google’s ‘Loretta’ ad 
Jesse Juriga (B.A. Marketing '05), creative director at Google Creative Lab, developed the "Loretta" Super Bowl LIV ad.
Alumna works to strengthen Michigan’s international alliances 
Katelyn Wilcox (B.A. Finance '10) answers our questions and shares advice for fellow Spartans.
Pung Speaker Series: Making a career out of something you love 
The spring series kicked off with Dave Zilko (B.A. Finance '85) sharing his inspiring life story with undergraduates.
Alumnus provides extraordinary support for Spartan MBAs 
Sanjay Baskaran (MBA ’99) and his wife have gifted the Broad College $250,000 to advance the MBA program.
Making the most of time spent at MSU  
Bailey Paxton (B.A. Finance ’19) created three start-up companies while at MSU, gaining an unmatched experience.
Pung Speaker Series: Essential qualities and practices for effective leadership 
Natalya Leahy, a Broad alumna, spoke to current MBA students and shared her top tips for success in the business world.
Pung Speaker Series: How the Broad College prepares students to be well-rounded leaders  
Chuck Moore, two-time alumnus, spoke to MBA students on how the technical and soft skills gained at MSU are critical.
Setting the bar high 
A diverse group of Broad College alumni have recently been recognized for their impact on making business happen.
Pung Speaker Series: Building a career based on value 
Paul Cook, two-time Broad College alumnus, shared advice for how MBA students can succeed after graduation.
Broad alumnus recognized as one of Michigan’s best in wealth management 
Christopher Letts (B.A. Finance ’06) has recently been honored by Forbes, Hour Detroit and DBusiness.
From Broad Spartan to Quicken Loans CEO, Jay Farner focuses on creating value 
Quicken Loans CEO spoke at the 2019 Warrington Lecture on his journey as the leader of the Detroit-based company.
Inspiring the next generation of female leaders 
The Advancing Women in Business event featured Broad Spartan alumnae to share advice and connect with students.
What it’s like to be a woman in finance 
The Financial Markets Institute hosted the Women in Finance Panel Discussion on Sept. 26.
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Broad alumnus says it’s all about passion 
Larry Gaynor (B.A. Accounting ’77), founder, president and CEO of TNG Worldwide, kicked off the Innovate State series.