We should all be thankful for our fellow student leaders across campus that have shed an increasing light upon historical struggles and demanded a listening ear for the folks of minority and marginalized communities. Among these are CORES and COPS leaders, resident assistants, intercultural aides, teaching assistants, elected representatives, athletes, campus activists, student organization members, and those without a title that bring about change on our campus. The voices of those that have been historically silenced and marginalized must be held higher as our nation recovers and rebuilds itself from a severely divisive political climate.
The constant prosperity of a place that once began in serving those of the state of Michigan has significantly invested itself in serving the world. For this reason, I am ever thankful for our faculty and staff at Michigan State University that help contribute to our success, well-being, and global recognition as a world-grant university. Our educators have an important role in guiding our life after these short years as a student, and we must not forget who also inspires our way as world-changers. The extra office hours or the heart-to-heart conversations make an inch seem like a mile for students that need extra support in continuing assured success at — and beyond — Michigan State University.
In this season of gratitude, I ask for every Spartan to think about how they see themselves weaved in the larger fabric of Michigan State University. Students: thank a friend, role model, educator, or official that has helped you reach new heights and maximize your potential. Faculty and staff: thank your colleagues for helping our students achieve, persevere, and think critically every day in new ways. At an institution that has much to celebrate because of its offerings and opportunities, it is because of our unique composition of Spartans that we are made greater every day.
Student Body President, ASMSU