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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.
Alumna inducted into Women in Manufacturing Hall of Fame 
Sandra Bouckley (MBA ’92) has been honored for her role as a leader and champion in Michigan’s manufacturing field.
Pung Speaker Series: Managing sustainability in packaging during a pandemic 
David Feber (B.S. Civil Engineering ’94) kicked off the first lecture of the 2020-21 Roy S. Pung Series.
Alumnus aids health care providers with free patient management software 
Derek Sanborn (B.A. Finance ’08), CEO of PatientStudio, is providing a solution to meet surging demand during COVID-19.
Broad alumni create MSU-themed specialties in virtual cooking class 
Yvonne Lo and Calvin Lai brought their love of food together for the ‘Stay Safe and Keep Eating’ event last month.
MSU Detroit Executive Forum to feature AI expert Manoj Saxena 
Saxena (MBA ’91) will explain how companies use artificial intelligence to navigate the business world’s new normal.
Executive MBA students ranked as Best and Brightest in Class of 2020 
Tammy Hannah and Jeff Larkin are among Poets & Quants’ list of 100 strongest graduates nationwide.
A behind-the-scenes look into sports and entertainment event planning  
Alumnus Adam Covington, VP of hospitality and strategy at Levy Restaurants, spoke to hospitality students last month.
Broad alumni bond with students through virtual consulting projects 
The Summer Consulting Project brought Broad Spartans together to work on a variety of real-world business challenges.
MSU alumnus stars in P&G’s ‘The Look’ ad confronting racial bias 
In this Q&A, Michael Jones (B.A. Accounting ’13) talks about his experience in the ad and his advice to fellow Spartans.
Broad College women stand out among graduating class as ‘MBAs to Watch’ 
Three MBA students from the Class of 2020 were honored on Poets & Quants’ annual list of graduates.
Meet the MSU alumnae recognized as Detroit’s notable women in finance 
Four Broad College graduates were honored this year by Crain’s Detroit Business for their influence and accomplishments.