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Broad Spartans earn research grant to study customer delight and sustainability 
The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation awarded MSU a one-year $10,500 research grant.
From service learning to fundraising, MSU students aid communities in Guatemala 
The Spartan Global Development Fund has spearheaded emergency relief efforts for impoverished regions around the world.
Stepping up the grocery game in West Michigan 
Dennis Eidson (B.A. Business Administration '76) recounts the positive steps SpartanNash has taken amid COVID-19.
Broad alumni recognized as two of Detroit’s rising leaders 
Josh York and T.R. Hollis have been recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business on its 2020 list of 20 in their Twenties.
Worried about germs on door handles? Use the Spartan-designed No-Touch Tool 
Executive MBA student Gabriel Escudero Borges found a way for people avoid touching surfaces when leaving their home.
Best way to shelter in place? With wine from a Spartan-owned small business 
Spartans rally support on social media for Hickory Creek Winery, owned by Broad College alumnus Adam McBride.
Broad Spartans Stand Together 
Alumni are stepping up to overcome the world’s challenges amid COVID-19 and proving that without a doubt, Spartans Will.
Alumnus ensures child care services for nation’s first responders 
Mark Bierley (B.A. Accounting '88) is prioritizing services to help essential workers and their families amid COVID-19.
Carhartt shifts to produce millions of masks and gowns for medical workers 
President and COO Linda Hubbard (B.A. Accounting '82) talks about production of essential supplies amid COVID-19.
Alumnus provides clarity on tax policy changes 
Greg Matlock (B.A. Finance ’01) is helping to deploy a tracking tool for emerging stimulus responses to COVID-19.
Putting safety first, alumnus prioritizes needs of Home Depot employees and customers 
CEO Craig Menear (B.A. Personnel Administration '79) has taken a multipronged approach in response to COVID-19.
Meet the MSU alumna sourcing 30% of General Motors’ ventilator parts 
Christine Sitek (B.A. Material and Logistics Management '89) shares how her team has adapted to meet critical needs.
Alumnus donates $2 million in food products to to help feed America 
Greg Longstreet (B.A. General Business '92), CEO of Del Monte Foods, has remained focused on helping families in need.
From spirits to sanitizer, alumnus pivots Detroit brewery in time of need 
Mark Rieth (B.A. General Business '89), owner of Atwater Brewery, is aiding critical areas by producing hand sanitizer.
What CEOs need to know as U.S. industry rallies to fight COVID-19 
Three supply chain faculty members weigh in on what companies need to consider as they respond to the pandemic.
Alumna shares self-healing and fitness exercises with Spartan community 
Carrie Dorr (B.A. General Business Administration ’96) shares resources to ease stress as we practice social distancing.
Palmer Center takes the lead to help companies overcome hiring challenges 
Broad's career management center hosts company discussions to solve problems during the novel coronavirus crisis.
Hiring your friends could mean better performance 
An MSU study finds that finance faculty selected based on connections perform higher, publishing 30% more research.
Weathering the storm together: MSU student fosters four-legged friend 
Erica Rochana (MBA ’21) and her new foster dog, Chester, provide relief for each other amid the coronavirus outbreak.
How medical videos on YouTube are failing to meet people’s needs 
Research from MSU offers guidelines to improve engagement and relevancy of YouTube videos on chronic health conditions.
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.
A company’s good deeds can make consumers think its products are safer 
Valerie Good, marketing faculty, recently wrote for The Conversation about her work on corporate social responsibility.
The census goes digital – 3 things to know 
Anjana Susarla, associate professor, wrote for The Conversation on risks that come with online census data collection.
MSU research informs rural health care network design 
Supply chain management research provides a framework for the design of rural care facilities with patients in mind.