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CONNECT WITH MSU

MSU Admissions

MSU offers admissions presentations and tours most
weekdays May through August. Learn more at

admissions.msu.edu .

• Green and White Days

July 23, 26, 28, and 30 and August 2
These programs have an open-house format that
includes presentations from all MSU colleges as
well as residence hall tours. Also offered are study
abroad and career services overviews, Spartan
Marching Band sessions, Honors College presenta-
tions, and tours of Breslin Student Events Center.

• Programs for Prospective Freshmen

May–June
Mondays and Fridays
Program begins at 1 p.m. with 2 p.m. walking tour
(no program May 31)

Florine Mark: MSU friend and fan

Weight Watchers franchisee, motivational speaker,

careers in teaching,

media personality, author, and Michigan State

psychology, medicine,

University advocate—all are roles Florine Mark

and business.

relishes. And all reflect Mark's people-centered,

high-achieving, bold approach to life, which includes

giving generously to MSU.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Program begins at 1 p.m, with 2 p.m. walking tour
(no program July 5, 23, 26, or 30 or August 2 or 31)

• Programs for Prospective Transfer Students

May–August
Wednesdays
Program begins at 1 p.m. with 2 p.m. walking tour
(no program July 28)

MSU Hillel

Do you know students attending MSU this fall?
Connect them to Jewish life on campus by sending
each student's name and e-mail address to Robyn
Berkowitz, director of engagement at MSU Hillel, at
robyn@msuhillel.org or calling (517) 332-1916. Learn
more at msuhillel.org .

VISIT US ONLINE

Catch up on the latest from MSU
msu.edu

Watch MSUToday shows
msutoday.msu.edu

Explore giving opportunities
givingto.msu.edu

Learn more about alumni participation
alumni.msu.edu

MSU. It grew them up,"

she says. "MSU was so

"When you take one day at a time and believe in

open for them to try new

yourself, you can accomplish anything. I think

things, and it really

everything about MSU is consistent with my

challenged them."

philosophy," says Mark, who recently was on the East

Lansing campus to speak at the MSU Alumni

Association-sponsored Kaleidoscope: A Day for

Women. "MSU is a very diverse university and open to

all groups of people. I so appreciate the way they

teach."

Her family's MSU alumni

ranks will grow soon: a

granddaughter is

studying veterinary medicine at the university. "She

loves every moment there and she is thriving," Mark

Mark is the largest franchisee of Weight Watchers

throughout Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Her career

has been marked with many distinctive awards and

accolades, including the 2004 Neal Shine Lifetime

Achievement Award from Operation ABLE of Michigan

While Mark, who with her family has supported

MSU's Jewish Studies Program and College of

Osteopathic Medicine, admits that her family

provides a compelling enough reason to give to MSU,

her reasons run deeper.

and the 2003 Entrepreneurial Visionary Award from

She believes the diversity of people and culture at

the Women's Business Center in Washington, D.C. She

MSU has the power to motivate and to change the

was honored in Monaco as one of STAR Group's 50

course of people's lives, which, in turn, makes an

Leading Female Entrepreneurs in the World in 1999.

impact on the world.

Mark's ties to MSU are strong. Her late husband,

"MSU offers more than just basic knowledge. It is a

William Ross, was an assistant professor in the College

place for learning about life," Mark says. "It is always

of Osteopathic Medicine who instructed medical

wonderful to learn about others and their religions

student preceptors in his practice, and four of her five

and their likes and dislikes. That is how we achieve

children are MSU alumni, with their degrees launching

peace." 0

SPARTANS WILL.

Help us tell their stories.

With nearly 500,000 Michigan State University alumni, faculty, staff,

and students all around the world, the Spartan community's stories

are as widespread as their impact.

MSU Spartans are making a difference—in ways both big and small—and whether

it's leading a big business or teaching small children, we want to tell their stories.

Visit spartansagas.msusedu to learn more or to nominate an MSU Spartan who

is doing something noteworthy.

MICHIGAN STATE

UNIVERSITY

Your comments are welcome: write to Michigan State University,
302 Olds Hall, East Lansing, Ml 48824-1047 or call (517) 355-7505.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

Florine Mark

says. "We are all in love with MSU's wonderful campus."

International and currently operates Weight Watchers

July–August
Mondays and Fridays
Program begins at 10 a.m. with 11 a.m. walking
tour
(no program July 5, 23, 26, or 30 or August 2)

"My children prospered at

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