#BuildBroad Blog

Every building tells a story, and the #BuildBroad blog is where you can read the Pavilion’s. The pages of Broad’s new chapter are filled with chronicles of the people, gifts, experiences, and impact behind it, and the community building it. Here, you will get a preview to this chapter.

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Groundbreaking Ceremony … and Beyond

On September 8, the Broad College marked its greatest milestone in recent history: a formal groundbreaking on the Business Pavilion. Alumni returned to East Lansing from across the country to join Dean Sanjay Gupta, Broad College faculty and staff, and the MSU Board of Trustees and President Lou Anna K. Simon on the ceremony, and spent the day celebrating what this project represents for the Broad College's future, and to Spartans for generations to come.

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Broad Breaking Ground on Pavilion

On Friday, September 8, Broad will host an official groundbreaking on the Business College Pavilion. MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, the university's Board of Trustees, donors, alumni, students, and faculty will attend the highly anticipated event - which has been years in the making.

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Vallabh Sambamurthy

Why I Gave.

Vallabh Sambamurthy joined Broad's faculty in 2002, and has since served as a professor, Chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, and an endowed faculty member. Now serving on the Broad Dean Team, Sambamurthy's roles as both an educator and a leader give him a 360 perspective to the importance of the Pavilion project to the college's future.

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Russ and Wendy Palmer

Why We Gave.

The Palmers' gift will combine graduate and undergraduate career management in a centralized suite and outfit it with the latest technology. Russ, formerly the dean of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and CEO of one of the world's largest accounting firms, knows firsthand the critical importance career management has on students as they transition to young professionals beginning their careers.

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Dave Frayer

Why I Gave.

Dave Frayer, an assistant dean at the Broad College, began his Spartan journey as an undergraduate. Since, he earned his master's degree and PhD from the Broad College, and is director of the college's Executive Education programs. He serves on the Pavilion planning committee, demostrating his commitment to the Broad College's present, and future.

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The Gaynors Inspire in Entrepreneurship Lab

Larry and Teresa Gaynor’s gift to the Pavilion pays homage to their personal experiences transforming business. Larry took over his family's local business and by tapping his entrepreurial mindset, transformed it into a global cosmetic distrubutor. With this gift, the Gayors hope to inspire future Spartan entrepreneurs for generations to come.

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Lear’s $1.5 Million Gift Rallies Employees

With the dedication of alumni working at its headquarters, Lear Corp. inspired its employees to be a part of the Pavilion - and matched their contributions. Lear has a rich history of generosity at the Broad College, and its latest gift reinforces their commitment to business-minded Spartans.

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If Broad’s Walls Could Talk, They’d Ask for a Change

Academic needs have changed drastically in the five decades since the Broad College's current facilities were built. Lectures represent just a small part of the Broad experience, and sitting silently in a classroom means you’re not moving forward. Group projects and collaboration spaces, sophisticated technology and digital classrooms are what today’s students require, and what college leadership recognizes is needed to prepare business leaders of tomorrow. Broad made a commitment to the student experience: make a change.

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