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Region 14

Alpena, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Montmorency, Otsego, Presque Isle

Region Statistics

Enrolled Michigan Students
308

Veterinary Medicine Students
9

Enrolled Medical Students
11

Alumni Residing in region
4,940

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Agriculture and Natural Resources - 556

Arts and Letters - 396

Business - 659

Communication Arts and Sciences - 293

Education - 944

Engineering - 162

Human Ecology - 227

Human Medicine - 80

James Madison - 67

Justin Morrill College - 5

Lyman Briggs College - 27

Music - 13

Natural Science - 367

Nursing - 129

Osteopathic Medicine - 99

Residential College in Arts & Humanities - 5

Social Science - 801

Veterinary Medicine - 110


Spending with Local Businesses
$576,242

Total Economic Impact
$35,083,745*

Staff/Faculty Residing in region
28

Financial Aid Disbursed
$5,220,031

4-H Youth Participants
7,480

*Data is from an independent study by the Anderson Economic Group

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Partnerships & Programs


Michigan State University partners with communities, organizations and businesses throughout the state of Michigan. Here are just some of the many ways MSU is working in this region:

White coat ceremony begins medical school journey

More than 300 new students began their osteopathic medical school journey recently by receiving their white coats and scrubs during the College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 46th annual convocation and white coat ceremony at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts on June 10. “After today your life will completely change,” said William D. Strampel, dean of the school, who told the Class of 2020 that from this point on their actions do not only reflect on them individually, but also on the college, the university and the profession. (Read More)

Sparrow, MSU team up to create healthy eating app

Folks have tried it all, restrictive diets, counting calories and more in an attempt to lose weight and stay healthy. But now, Mid-Michigan health experts say they've found a way to change your behavior - just pick up your smart phone. (Read More)

Sustaining a Ssssssspecies

To help ensure a healthy planet today and tomorrow, Spartan researchers work across the globe to study and preserve wildlife habitats—from pandas in China to hyenas in Africa and, in Michigan, the eastern massasauga rattlesnake. With Michigan the last stronghold for the snakes, MSU’s work to track them and collect and share data is important to preserving the habitat crucial for the survival of the species. (Read More)

Fertilizer use could reduce climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels

According to a new study from the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Michigan State University, the use of nitrogen fertilizer on switchgrass crops can produce a sharp increase in emissions of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas up to 300 times more harmful than carbon dioxide and a significant driver of global climate change. (Read More)

Lindsey Averill: Working with heart, hands and knowledge

Lindsey Averill is a traditional student earning a bachelor of science in nursing. She has learned that nursing is not just another job and wants to be an advocate for patients, realizing they are holistic beings that need compassionate care. (Read More)

MSU researcher working to develop new cancer-fighting drug

Michigan State University professor and researcher André Bachmann is collaborating on cancer-fighting research that could change the way we treat the illness. Bachmann, professor of pediatrics and associate chair for research in the MSU College of Human Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics and Human Development, is working with plant biologist Robert Dudler from the University of Zurich to develop a natural bacterium produced chemical with anti-cancer properties. (Read More)

Helping cities become fiscally fit

Michigan State University will launch a center next month to help the state’s municipalities improve their fiscal health. (Read More)

MSU helps to fight crime with CSI-style technology

Crime fighting is starting to look more and more like the show CSI, thanks to developers at Michigan State University. (Read More)

Improved feed efficiency in dairy cattle is on the horizon, thanks to genomic progress

Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch scientists are working to bring that cost down by combining genomics and nutrition science in an effort to breed cows that require less food to produce the same volume of milk. (Read More)

From the farm to Farm Lane: sustainable food at Michigan State

With nutrient rich soil, unique weather patterns and distinct seasons, Michiganders share the benefits of a booming agricultural industry. At Michigan State University, the commitment to strengthen and improve that industry has been a core goal from the very beginning, dating back to the land-grant roots that situated MSU as a leader in groundbreaking agricultural research. (Read More)

New Spartan Success covers undergrad career placement rate, experiences

Michigan State University launched Spartan Success, a new data-driven website that highlights MSU's outcomes and successes in undergraduate placement within six months of graduation. Spartan Success uses data currently reported in MSU’s Career Services Network’s annual Destination Survey and other sources, which detail job and graduate school outcomes, salaries, location and undergrad experiences of recent MSU graduates. The website demonstrates that a degree from MSU is an investment that pays dividends. (Read More)

Michigan State University’s newest commitment to student success is an innovation accelerator

The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology will focus on student success by creating and accelerating new ways to collaborate, learn, research and deliver instruction, said Jeff Grabill, associate provost for teaching, learning and technology and director of the Hub. (Read More)

Grow where you are planted

Spartans are testing the limits of growing food in less than ideal conditions at an entrepreneurial incubator farm in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Modeled after MSU’s Student Organic Farm, educators and apprentice farmers use innovative sustainable growing practices to launch farm businesses that provide healthy local food. (Read More)

MSU is looking to protect orchards – with falcons

Catherine Lindell, Michigan State University integrative biologist, will use a nearly $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to attract more falcons to orchards. Lindell and two other MSU colleagues are investigating whether crop damage decreases when the population of small falcons increases. (Read More)

Teacher Preparation at MSU: Cassandra’s Story

Cassandra Johnston explains her experience preparing to become a teacher in the Michigan State University program, from applying her sophomore year, to taking courses and applying what she has learned in real classrooms. (See More)

MSU plays key role in new Michigan science standards

Michigan State University faculty members played a key role in developing the new K-12 science standards approved by the State Board of Education this week. (Read More)

Conference provides entrepreneurs ingredients for success

The eighth annual Making It In Michigan Conference and Premier Specialty Food Marketplace Trade Show will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 10 at the Lansing Center. (Read More)

Launching Products, Creating Jobs in Detroit

Michigan State University’s Product Center has launched 455 new businesses and expansions, resulting in $328 million in sales and the creation of 1,273 jobs in Michigan in just over a decade. (Read More)

Responding to Invasion: Protecting Michigan’s Fruit Industry

Michigan’s fruit industry boasts more than 22,000 acres devoted to small fruit production; blueberries account for a whopping 20,900 of those. Valued at $118.5 million, the blueberry industry has helped Michigan gain a reputation as a top producer of one of the world’s most popular fruits. (Read More)

4-H Capitol Experience leaves lasting impression on teenage participants

More than 80 teens from across the state experienced and explored various aspects of policy, civic engagement and leadership at the annual 4-H Capitol Experience, March 22-25. (Read More)

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Regional Contact information


Extension Information

MSU Extension District 14

Contact: Vacant
Office: (989) 345-0692

Alumni Clubs

Top of the State (Charlevoix/Cheboygan/Emmet) Alumni Club

Contact: Jeff Wellman 
Email: jwell@lakecharlevoix.com