NY Area Spartan of the Week: Bob McGee

Posted by admin | March 28, 2011

Bob McGee 

Much gratitude is owed to Bob McGee for the alumni club we have here today in Greater NY and here is his story of how that came about.

In 1989 MSU expressed interest in reviving the long dormant NYC club. I became active in this reorganization and served as president for the first 9 years. Received the Alumni service Award in 1996 for this effort and have been a member of the board since the reorganization. Both Larry Alterman and Greg Hauser are responsible for the tremendous growth in the club and moving it into the electronic age.

A few Spartan questions for Bob McGee:

Q: What was your major at MSU and what year did you graduate?
A: I majored in Business and graduated in 1958.

Q: What are you doing now for work?
A: I retired in Jan. 2009 after 46 years in the Book retail and publishing business. I was Director of Sales for Crown Publishers, Random House, Running Press and Publications International

Q: Where do you live?
A: I have lived in CT since moving to the NYC area in 1973.

Q: Favorite NYC restaurant?
A: Campanile E. 29th, Barbetta W. 46th.

Q: What is best part of living in the NY area?
A: Theatre, Museums, restaurants and the great ethnic mix.

Q: What is best part of being a Spartan in New York?
A: All of the great Spartan friends I have made over the years and that great Spartan spirit – win or lose.

Q: If you could invite 3 people from any time who were associated with Michigan State to dinner who would they be?
A: John Hannah, the President that was responsible for the Universities greatest growth period after WWII and through the 50’s; Leonard Falcone, Director of Bands for over 50 years; Duffy Daugherty, MSU’s greatest coach.