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Region 9

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Agriculture and Natural Resources - 28

Arts and Letters - 30

Business - 30

Communication Arts and Sciences - 26

Education - 34

Engineering - 30

Human Ecology - 30

Human Medicine - 36

James Madison - 10

Justin Morrill College - 10

Lyman Briggs College - 10

Music - 20

Natural Science - 30

Nursing - 22

Osteopathic Medicine - 18

Residential College in Arts & Humanities - 6

Social Science - 30

Urban Affairs Programs - 6

Veterinary Medicine - 34









*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:

Innovation is a Spartan state of mind

For Michigan State University Spartans, entrepreneurship is more than a skill or discipline—it’s a mindset. It’s a way of thinking and working that opens doors, creates connections and accelerates innovation across disciplines. Spartan innovators imagine a better world, then work to make it a reality. MSU supports them by connecting them to experienced business leaders and start-up funding opportunities and by cultivating university-wide entrepreneurship programs and community collaborations. (Read More)

Girls' STEM Club goes 3-D at MSU St. Andrews

Students of the Girls' STEM Club from Northeast Middle School recently visited Michigan State University St. Andrews, where they were introduced to 3-D printing and underlying computer-aided design (CAD) modeling through a 3D printing workshop. (Read More)

STEM talent pool deepening in Midland with help of MSU

Michigan State University is investing in the future in Midland. In January 2016, it opened the MSU STEM Center. The center's curriculum targets K-12 students and also includes MSU courses for college students and teacher enrichment programs in collaboration with MSU's College of Education. (Read More)

Twenty eight high school students complete summer research in Midland

Twenty eight high school interns from seven Midland area schools presented their research findings to an audience of their peers, families, and local supporters and scientists, at receptions held in their honor. The students participated in a summer research internship program hosted MSU at the MSU St. Andrews Center, which serves the greater Midland community by providing educational opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for all ages. MSU researchers and staff offer novel, nationally recognized National Science Foundation (NSF) supported curricula and extra-curricular activities for students, as well as workshops to help practicing teachers assert real, individual leadership in STEM subjects. (Read More)

The Great State Road Trip!

From East Lansing to Escanaba, see how MSU Spartans make Michigan a place of opportunity, innovation, and prosperity. (Read More)

MSU public health in Flint

Flint is one of the many Michigan communities where Michigan State University nurses deliver public health services to the people who need them most. Bringing educational health fairs and screenings to community settings, Spartan nurses have reached more than 15,000 Flint residents since the start of the city’s water crisis. Patrick Hawkins is a nurse and instructor and Rhonda Conner-Warren is an instructor and pediatric nurse practitioner in MSU’s College of Nursing. (See More)

MSU Edible Flint Food Garden Tour

MSU urban geographer and public health expert Rick Sadler is finding solutions to make Flint a healthier place to live.  (See More)

Public registry aims to connect Flint residents to needed care

MSU will receive approximately $3.2 million this year to begin establishing a registry of residents who were exposed to lead-contaminated water from the Flint Water System during 2014-2015. The funds are the first installment of a four-year, $14.4 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help build and maintain the Flint Lead Exposure Registry. “This registry is an example of our long-term commitment to the residents of Flint to work together to build healthier futures and find viable public health solutions that will lead to a stronger community,” said Lou Anna K. Simon. (Read More)

‘The Great State Road Trip’ to showcase MSU impact in Michigan

This summer, MSU’s Communications and Brand Strategy is taking a road trip throughout Michigan, highlighting the ways Spartans are making the state a place of opportunity, imagination and innovation. Titled “The Great State Road Trip: Exploring MSU’s Impact Across Michigan,” the journey spans three weeks and seven cities showcasing Spartan doctors, scientists, creators and educators, and the transformative work they do every day. (Read More)

Dental Health Fair offers free screenings to Flint residents

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and its partners will host the second annual Flint Dental Health Fair, Aug. 12. The free community event, “Food, Family and Fun,” will take place at New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1035 East Carpenter Road in Flint, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families are invited to receive free oral health supplies and dental screenings from Flint-area dentists while “brushing up” on general health and insurance information and enjoying free food and fun family activities. Participants can also register to win door prizes including a television, restaurant gift cards and more. (Read More)

Nexteer and MSU to offer engineering master's degree program in Midland

Beginning this fall, Nexteer Automotive and Michigan State University will offer a master of science degree in electrical engineering program in Midland. Auburn Hills-based Nexteer, a multi-billion-dollar global steering and driveline business, signed a memorandum of understanding with MSU to offer the new program beginning in September, according to a company news release. The partnership is intended to increase the availability of advanced graduate-level engineering education in the Great Lakes Bay Region. (Read More)

MSU AgBioResearch announces field day schedule for summer 2017

Members of the community and Michigan’s agriculture industry are invited to tour several of the Michigan State University research facilities this summer during the annual field day festivities. (Read More)

Michigan ArtShare and Michigan State University Extension announce a “Call for Art” program

Michigan ArtShare is creating a “Looking-At-Art-Images” education program named ArtShare, utilizing a ‘critical thinking practice’ called Visual Thinking Strategies. The project goal is to use narrative images created exclusively by Michigan artists for the students to view using the VTS method, instead of using images from art history or other states or countries. This enables Michigan’s children to become more visually literate and creative problem solvers, and they will do so by looking at professional Michigan artist’s images and becoming more familiar with their work. (Read More)

MSU study: Well-kept vacant lots can be crime-fighters

Urban geographer Richard Sadler assigned a “greening score” to each neighborhood based on how the vacant lots were kept up. “Generally speaking, I found that greening was more prevalent where violent crime, property crime and victimless crime were going down,” said Sadler, an assistant professor of public health in the College of Human Medicine. The study is based upon the Clean and Green program in the Genesee County Land Bank Authority that began 13 years ago. That group found that over the years, the neighborhoods where vacant lots were maintained saw a decrease in crime. (Read More)

Pres. Simon’s testimony to the House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee

On March 23rd, President Lou Anna K. Simon testified before the House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee and made her case for MSU. "By supporting public higher education, you support Michigan residents’ ability to compete in a global knowledge economy. By supporting Michigan State, you are supporting our three-dimensional mission of education, research and service to Michigan communities. Michigan citizens deserve to have high expectations, together with the actual means to achieve them. With your support, MSU is committed to doing just that. (Read More)

Medical students receive scholarships to help underserved patients

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine students Sarah Robbins and Rohit Abraham share a passion for helping underserved patients and both recently learned they will receive awards to help them realize that goal. Robbins, a fourth-year student who will graduate in May, will receive a $120,000 Students to Service Scholarship from the National Health Service Corps for her commitment to work in an underserved community for three years. Abraham, a third-year student, has been awarded a full-ride Zuckerman Fellowship to attend Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health for a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy, a major step toward his ultimate goal of helping large numbers of patients by directing public health policy. (Read more)



Regional Contact information

Extension Information

MSU Extension District 9

1 Tuscola St., Suite 100
Saginaw, MI 48607
Contact: Deanna East
Toll Free:  (877) 643-9885
Office (989) 758-2500

Alumni Clubs

Bay County Alumni Club

Contact: Gretchen Walraven
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Genesee County Alumni Club

Contact: Christine Gleason

Midland County Alumni Club

Contact: Kurt Ieuter

Saginaw County Alumni Club

Contact: Rachel Hopkins
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Shiawassee County Alumni Club

Contact: Kenneth Geoghegan