Author Archives: Jason Slomack
A native of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, Alicia now finds herself living in Hell’s Kitchen and loving it. She has a love for fashion and creativity. A new passion is distance running. Alicia has served on the board for a couple of years and is our “Young Alumni Representative.” She helps to remind us how important it is to remember what it’s like when Spartans move from East Lansing to NYC.
Welcome to our MSU alumni club’s new website, the home for Spartan events and connections for the Greater New York area; our other electronic connections with the Big Apple area Spartan family include our Facebook page, our LinkedIn group, our e-mail newsletter and our Twitter feed.
Born on Long Island, Brian grew up in a small town in Western Massachusetts. After attending soccer camps at Michigan State, he knew that East Lansing was the place for him. Brian graduated from MSU in 2001 with a BA in Political Science and received his law degree from MSU in 2004.
Jim graduated from Michigan State in 2006 with a degree in Microbiology, and he now works in equity research focusing on the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. While at MSU, Jim met his wife, Kathleen, and they were married in the chapel on campus in 2009, and had Sparty attend their reception.
Roni was born in Detroit, grew up in Mount Vernon, NY, and returned to Michigan earning her BA in Elementary Education from Michigan State in 1964, followed by an MS and Professional Diploma in Counselor Education from Fordham University.
Roni worked as an elementary school teacher and guidance counselor and is now retired.
On April 12th, thirty Tri-State Spartans participated in a terrific presentation by MSUAA Director of Career Services, John Hill, titled: “How to Develop Your Personal Brand,” and it featured utilizing online tools as one mechanism for doing so.
John discussed the use of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to help develop an online presence and how to use these websites to further expand your network and develop your personal brand.
Born in Manhattan, Larry found his way to the Banks of the Red Cedar and fell in love with Michigan State. He has been active with our club since the early 1990’s and has served as Treasurer, Vice President and President. In 2007, after a 6 year work transfer to Arkansas, Larry moved back into the NY area and was once again Vice President until June 2017.
Patrick Donohue – Board Member since July 2008. Co-chair of Communications Committee. Team member for the bi-weekly generation of our club newsletters, club’s database growth and maintenance, and club web site updates. Scholarship Committee member. Represent MSU at northern NJ College Fairs since 1994. Both daughters are MSU grads.
Jason was born and raised just outside of Detroit. After receiving his B.A. in History from Michigan State in 2003, Jason made his way to Boston where he earned his J.D. from New England School of Law and his LL.M. in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.