During this season of celebration, we take a moment to extend our gratitude for your continued support of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources over the past year.
We are grateful for the opportunity to celebrate, be grateful and build community among our students, alumni, friends, faculty, staff and donors.
Below are several videos showing the impact of what your support has made possible for our college community.
SEEDING THE FUTURE
Scholarships and Impact
Thanks to all of you who provide scholarships or endowments to our departments. Through your gifts, many of you are mentoring the next generation of scientists, engineers, wildlife biologists, and animal or plant researchers. This is a gift that you are able to pass on. You are making a difference in many young people’s lives – and building the next generation of the work you have done for so many years.LEARN MORE
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE
Renovation of the School of Packaging
The School of Packaging is one of the infrastructure projects that we are planning and for which we are seeking private investments. Alyssa Harben, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Packaging works with some of our world-class faculty there. In this video, she describes how our facilities attract the best and brightest.LEARN MORE
MENTORING THE FUTURE
Leading the Way
The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, through several different programs, works to mentor beginning faculty, young alumni and students. In this video, you’ll meet a student, Ty’Carria, who is studying fisheries and wildlife; and Alexis Horton, who works with the Department of Natural Resources. Both women are benefitting from mentorship opportunities provided through the college’s Multicultural Apprenticeship Program, a summer program for high school students in Michigan.LEARN MORE
DISCOVERING THE FUTURE
Improving Life for those with Lupus
Upon learning of MSU Distinguished Professor Jim Pestka’s research on lupus, Robert Deibel, Ph.D., and his wife of 50 years – Carol – wanted to invest. Their endowment allows Dr. Pestka to employ nine students in his laboratory at MSU. One of those students – fourth-year graduate student Kate Wieranga – earned a research fellowship from the Lupus Foundation of America. Her work focuses on how DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, can be used to combat lupus and other immune diseases.LEARN MORE
BUILDING THE FUTURE
A New Look for a Special Building
Gary Seevers is passionate about Michigan State University. He understands how his time at MSU launched a remarkable life and career. Gary’s generosity has funded professorships, multiple endowed scholarships and his most recent gift transformed a building – the same one in which he studied some 50 years ago. MSU rededicated Cook-Seevers Hall last July in recognition of his investment in its renovation.LEARN MORE