CSE celebrates a decade of memories

2007 Spring CSE Graduates, families, faculty, staff, and friends enjoyed breakfast and fellowship at this spring’s CSE Graduation Breakfast. This spring marks the tenth year that Crowe Chizek and Company has sponsored the event and it attracted over 200 attendees—a new high for this momentous event.

Highlights this year included a welcome message from Dean Satish Udpa, and heartfelt thoughts and remembrances delivered by BS graduate James Pita and by PhD graduate Farshad Samimi.

The breakfast featured CSE alumnus Kevin Ohl of Crowe Chizek, who challenged the new graduates to reach for high goals and strive for personal fulfillment. He praised the graduates for their achievements and urged them to be mindful of the role that others played in their success.

He then presented CSE Chair Laura Dillon with a check for $3,000 to provide starting funding for a new endowment in honor of the class of 2007. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarships to CSE students. He hopes that this will be an avenue for graduates to target their future contributions to CSE, when the time is right.

Melanie Foster, Vice President of the MSU Board of Trustees, and Tom Izzo, Head Basketball Coach, attended the graduation breakfast this year to celebrate the graduating class and honor Kevin Ohl’s role as a dedicated alumnus and active member of the MSU community.

CSE thanks all who participated in making this spring’s breakfast a resounding success. In particular, Academic Advisor Teresa VanderSloot , who organized the event.

Congratulations to our Spring 2007 graduates! We look forward to hearing your success stories and welcoming you back to MSU when you choose to visit again.

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(Date Posted: 2007-06-13)