Mary Jane McGarity, MSU Alumni Foundation & Dawson Demontiney, MSU Civil Engineer Student
Nov 17, 2017
The American Indian Student Ctr @ MSU
Mary Jane McGarity, MSU Alumni Foundation & Dawson Demontiney, MSU Civil Engineer Student

This fall, MSU welcomed a record number of Native American students to campus – over 700 from 53 tribal nations, representing an increase of over 22% in the past 2 years.  As one of the few remaining unfunded priorities in MSU’s first ever comprehensive campaign (What it Takes, the Campaign for MSU), the American Indian Student Center – a new home for our Native American sons and daughters to call their own, to honor heritage, practice and share culture, and feel a sense of empowerment and belonging is urgent.  Our talk will inform the audience on the Native American programming at MSU and the proposed center, detail why it matters, and enlist support in connecting to others who might want to learn more about the project.