MSU Alumni Magazine - Winter 2017
Spartan Loyalty Matters
MELISSA MCDANIELS, ’08, AND KRIS RENN SPARTAN STRONG GIVE TO WHAT MATTERS TO YOU Melissa McDaniels is assistant dean of the Graduate School and director of the Teaching Assistant program. Kristen Renn is a professor in the department of educational administration and recently completed a term as director for student success initiatives. They’re both working to create a positive learning environment—but their commitment to their cause doesn’t end when they leave the office. MSU is as much a community as it is an institute of higher education, and Melissa and Kris truly understand the importance of creating a supportive, welcoming place for students to learn and live. They provide support to the College of Education, the Edward J. Petry Endowment for graduate fellowships, the LBGT Resource Center, and the Student Food Bank. Through their giving, they are ensuring no student feels marginalized or limited by their differences, their struggles, or their circumstances. “Since the day we arrived at MSU, we have never felt anything but welcome—as both professionals, and as a couple. This is our community, and we give back because that’s what you do as a member of a community.” ANNUAL GIVING LEVELS We hope you will continue to support what matters most to you at Michigan State University. LEADERSHIP CIRCLE Spartan Strong $1,000 - $2,499/year Spartan Great $2,500 - $4,999/year Spartan Bold $5,000 - $9,999/year Spartan Inspired $10,000 - $19,999/year Spartan Extraordinary $20,000+/year LOYALTY LEVELS Spartan Loyal $100 - $499/year Spartan Proud $500 - $999/year All gifts made in a fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) will determine your annual level of recognition. Lifetime recognition begins at $50,000. Cash gifts from current and former MSU faculty and sta? In fiscal year 2016 were the highest reported in the Big Ten.* Among those self-reporting cash gifts to the Council for Aid to Education go.msu.edu/spartanloyal #SpartanLoyal THREE WAYS TO MAKE A GIFT PHONE: (800) 232-4MSU (4678) ONLINE: givingto.msu.edu MAIL: University Advancement Spartan Way 535 Chestnut Road, Room 300 East Lansing, Michigan 48824
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