The day of giving at Michigan State University was a success, with Give Green Day bringing in generous contributions from alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university.
During the annual event held on Nov. 27, 2018, the College of Communication Arts and Sciences exceeded their goal to raise $5,000 in support of student field experiences. In recognition of this achievement, the college received a $1,000 bonus from University Advancement.
"To me, Go Green, Go White is more than a chant," said Dean Prabu David. "It is the heartbeat of authentic caring and giving. And I am immensely grateful to our donors for their generous gifts.”
The field experience project fund, which enables students to participate in immersive trips to creative hotspots across the nation, received 55 gifts, totaling $5,150 in donations. The funds raised on Give Green Day will not only give more students the opportunity to take a "life-changing" trip, but also allow ComArtSci to provide more options, creating a brand new field experience. Students already travel to places such as Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Chicago, and soon they may be able to travel to the mass media hub of Atlanta, Ga.
Overall, the college raised $15,625, which includes support for the field experience project and support from countless others to their designated interests of pride and passion.
Alumni Board Member ML Elrick, a 1990 graduate of ComArtSci in the MSU School of Journalism, explained why he gives back to ComArtSci with his time and contributions.
“I’ve been very pleased at what I’ve found and surprised at what I’ve found in terms of motion capture labs, in terms of experiences for students,” said Elrick. He said his involvement and support for the college helps him feel connected as a Spartan.