Author Archives: Pat Donohue
Back in her hometown of New York City, Dr. Denise Maybank shared her first impressions of life outside of Manhattan, a view some would say is widely shared by many New Yorkers: “If it’s beyond Pennsylvania then it’s pretty much irrelevant.”
Even Maybank’s family didn’t quite know where to say she’d gone off to…was it Montana?
Britteny was born and raised in the small town of Freeland, MI. After four amazing years in East Lansing, she graduated from Michigan State with a B.A. in journalism in 2013 and immediately moved to New York City to start her career. After several years in the fashion industry, Britteny now works as the social media coordinator for Medical Daily and freelances at various other publications.
Hanna is a Spartan for life, but has always been a city girl at heart. Growing up in Michigan as a second-generation Spartan she had arguably the best four years in East Lansing. Very involved in extracurriculars, she had opportunities to attend all sorts of events on campus and shared her experiences as a Spartan Ambassador giving tours.
Dan was born and raised in the Detroit Downriver area. Once finding his way to Michigan State University his life changed forever… He met and later married Holly. They moved to the Big Apple (NYC) in 1977 and raised two daughters, Carrie and Kathie. Kathie also graduated a SPARTAN in 2010.
Mitch was born and raised in Southeast Michigan, just outside of Detroit. He graduated from Michigan State University’s James Madison College in 2007 with a degree in international relations. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2010, Mitch relocated to New York City where he now serves as in-house counsel in the banking and financial services sector.
Eric was born in Detroit, MI and attended Walled Lake Western HS. Eric is a tech enthusiast and has a BS in Computer Science from MSU. Eric is the founder of the consumer electronics product, TinyStic. The TinyStic is a device that converts your smartphone into a desktop computer.
Kristen moved to New York City a few years ago from Plymouth, Michigan. By day she works at a creative advertising agency, and spends her free time exploring the city, trying new restaurants, and catching shows when she can. As a 2012 graduate of Michigan State and new board member, she looks forward to connecting with fellow Spartans and bringing some green and white vim to the banks of the East and Hudson rivers.
Born in Scott AFB, IL, family settled in Rochester, NY. Marie had her heart set on that other school down the road, but a family friend (Spartan Alum) told her to check out Michigan State. Loved it, was involved with everything. Graduated from MSU in 1999 with a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities.
Born in Stamford, CT and raised in Port Chester, NY and Greenwich, CT. He graduated from Blair Academy in NJ. His family built, owned and operated 4 golf courses when he was a kid. Mark attended and graduated Michigan State ’76, with a B.S. in Food System Management and Economics and Minors, in Horticulture, Turf, Landscape Design and Hotel Mgt.