Spotlight

"The relationships in a networked community who care about the work, you, and your well-being in the work is highly valuable." Dave Goodrich, Doctoral Student, College of Education
Dave is a full-time employee of MSU, working as a learning experience designer at the Hub for Innovation in Technology and Learning, in addition to being in the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (... Read More
"The world is moving and changing and I wanted to be a part of that change in a productive way." Ashley Moore, Doctoral Student, College of Education
Ashley is now studying Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education (CITE) in the College of Education at MSU.
"I believe if you feel that you're connected to your environment, you feel a sense of purpose, a sense of worth." Angel "Gelica" Forde, Doctoral Student, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Gelica is a doctoral student in the sustainable tourism and protected area management program in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
"You don't have to give up practitioner values to do research." Alyssa Stefanese Yates, Doctoral Student, College of Education
Alyssa likes that she can explore higher education, adult learning, and organizational theory in her program here.
“Graduate students come to MSU with fresh interests, a drive for their work to make a difference for future generations, and a commitment to contribute to the education of undergraduates through teaching and research mentoring,” -Dr. Kateri Salk, Alumnus, College of Natural Science
Kateri hopes that the knowledge produced by her scholarship helps aid better decision making around conservation and restoration of aquatic ecosystems- and that through her course work she helps... Read More
"When you bring all the different groups together and you're hearing the different perspectives, it gives you a firm insight on what people are bringing to the table and how to navigate certain discussions.” -Dukernse "Duke" Augustin, Masters Student, College of Communication Arts & Sciences
Duke has published some of his research that he conducted during his time in SROP, and is moving into research that focuses on public health initiatives in Flint.
“I’ve never received a message from other institutions saying ‘welcome, what can we do to help you’,” Ceylan Ozdem Mertens, Postdoc, College of Communication Arts and Sciences
Ceylan has designed and conducted an experiment to analyze individuals’ decision making patterns which are correlated to their reported social media use and phone-reported screen time.
Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 6-10, 2020
The Graduate School is offering events each day to celebrate our graduate students!
"I never considered myself a teacher- and that word still doesn't necessarily resonate with me, but the word educator absolutely does." -Megumi "Meg" Akehi, Doctoral Student, College of Education
Meg worked for Graduate Student Life and Wellness in a role that exposed her to a lot of graduate student opportunities for professional development. She believes that the Graduate School at MSU... Read More
"MSIs serve students that matter to me. They matter to me because they're people." -Stephanie Aguilar-Smith, Doctoral Student, College of Education
Stephanie Aguilar-Smith is a doctoral student in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program in the College of Education, also pursuing a certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies.

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