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Unreasonable and unforgettable: A tribute to Eli Broad, 1933-2021 
Dean Sanjay Gupta shares a message in memory of the renowned business leader, philanthropist and Spartan.
Celebrating the life of Eli Broad 
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and 1954 Michigan State University alumnus Eli Broad passed away Friday, April 30, 2021.
Pung Speaker Series: Planting the seeds to grow and transform a brand 
Greg Longstreet, president and CEO of Del Monte, shared how the food company has reemerged as an industry leader.
Broad alumnus helps clients embrace DEI 
In this Q&A, Daniel Wolf (B.A. Marketing ’76, MBA ’77), president and CEO of Dewar Sloan, shares how he makes an impact.
Pung Speaker Series: How to optimize your LinkedIn experience 
Former LinkedIn VP Wailun Chan (B.A. Finance ’98) shared advice with students for curating a professional brand.
Meet Chef Corso, the Spartan alumnus taking outdoor cooking to new heights 
Steve Corson (B.A. Hospitality Business ’04) founded MONTyBOCA to help people eat well and enjoy the great outdoors.
Let’s talk challenges faced by women in business 
The latest Advancing Women in Business event featured Broad alumnae inspiring future female leaders with their advice.
Pung Speaker Series: A look inside the world of human resources 
Two-time Spartan alumna Mala G. Kashyap discussed her role as a human resources executive at Honeywell.
Pung Speaker Series: Seizing growth opportunities 
Spartan alumnus Craig Stevenson shared career advice and insights about his role as CEO for Scholl’s Wellness Company.
Pung Speaker Series: A bird’s-eye view of consumer insights at Delta Air Lines 
Carol Campbell (B.A. Hospitality Business ’98) shared how she drives a customer-centric approach for this top company.
MSU and Forbes partner to host Chief Marketing Officer Symposium 
In a cross-college partnership, this event featured Spartan alumni marketing pros discussing current industry topics.
A superb recipe: Spartan power couple shares love and business success 
Hospitality business alumni Alex Clark and Kyle Welch find synergy in their relationship and their entrepreneurship.
Award-winning alumnus inspires small business leaders in Michigan 
Jim Roberts (MBA ’96) continues to be a mentor and role model for people of color in business.
Hospitality business alumni serve up success through mentorship 
Meet five Broad Spartan alumni who have given their time, talent and expertise to promote student success.
Meet the MSU alumni transforming the radiation safety industry 
Two recent Executive MBA graduates illuminate how a Michigan-based company is making a difference with its software.
Pung Speaker Series: A crash course on success in the development industry 
Edward J. Minskoff (B.A. Economics ’62) opened up to students about his success as a real estate developer.
Highlights from the 2020 Warrington Lecture  
Ray Scott (MBA ’02), Lear Corporation president and CEO, spoke with Dean Sanjay Gupta about COVID-19, DEI and more.
11 Spartan-owned Michigan businesses to support this holiday season 
As the holiday season quickly approaches, use this guide to explore goods from MSU alumni and student entrepreneurs.
Pung Speaker Series: Giving business a human side 
John Roescher, cofounder and CEO of Handsome, discussed human-centered business and holistic design.
A Spartan-produced animated film is coming soon to Netflix 
Rohit Khattar, producer of Bombay Rose, shares a behind-the-scenes look into his passions for film and business.
An inside look into the success of Bell’s Brewery 
Matthew Moberly (MBA ’07) shares how the Kalamazoo-based brewery went from local secret to national favorite.
Pung Speaker Series: How finance plays multiple roles in tech start-ups 
Pete Godbole (MBA ’90), CFO of Hearsay Systems, shared insights from the ever-changing tech industry.
Five Broad alumni recognized for outstanding leadership amid pandemic 
Crain’s Detroit Business included five alumni on its list of 2020 40 Under 40 who have exemplified notable leadership.
Warrington Lecture to feature Ray Scott, Lear Corporation president and CEO 
Scott (MBA ’02) will join Dean Sanjay Gupta in a virtual fireside chat for the 2020 Warrington Lecture on Nov. 5.
Detroit Executive Forum explores AI’s role in business 
AI expert Manoj Saxena (MBA ’91) and Dean Sanjay Gupta discussed ethics and data helping businesses face the new normal.