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Student-run consulting firm offers scholarships for incoming Spartans 
Spectrum Consulting Group advocates for higher education and helps the local community with fundraising.
COVID-19 costs could push hospitals to rethink billions of dollars in wasted supplies 
Anand Nair, professor, writes about pandemic-triggered awareness of health care supply waste and where change is needed.
People become less likely to contribute to a virtual public good if they know many others are already doing it 
Anjana Susarla, professor, wrote for The Conversation on how motivations and behaviors change in a virtual setting.
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.
From Michigan to Kenya, Broad Spartan gives back through mentorship tour 
Finance senior and founder of the Msaidizi Initiative Pius Mithika is making a positive impact wherever he goes.
Spartans stay connected through events app and student newsletter 
Last month, the Broad Student Senate released two new online resources to help improve students’ accessibility.
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.
MSU research exposes discrimination against Black women with natural hair 
Research from Broad’s management department reveals how today’s professional standards perpetuate racial bias.
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.
MSU research will be first to explore ‘leadership as event management’ 
Broad management professor receives U.S. Army Research Institute grant that could alter our understanding of leadership.
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 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.