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Welcome to the website of the Michigan State University Alumni Club of Oakland County.Oakland County is the home of the second largest concentration of MSU alumni in the country numbering over 40,000.

In addition to this website and our newsletters, the Oakland County Alumni Club frequently sends  out e-mails to alumni. Because of time restraints or subject matter (for example, someone has tickets available for an upcoming game), sometimes this may be the only way we can communicate the information. If you would like to be added to our growing e-mail list, click here.

The Oakland County Club is established by those alumni who have loved their experience at Michigan State University and wish to give something back to their alma mater. The Club hosts several events each year for its members as well as running the largest regional alumni club scholarship in the country.

Please visit our auction site. Proceeds from this auction will help us to enlarge our scholarship as well as provide us with the means to have more events through the year.

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Inland fisheries determined to surface as food powerhouse

Thursday February 11th, 2016 08:42:00 PM
No longer satisfied to be washed out by epic seas and vast oceans, the world's lakes, rivers, streams, canals, reservoirs and other land-locked waters continue a push to be recognized - and properly managed - as a global food security powerhouse.

Fighting through the cold

Wednesday February 10th, 2016 06:50:00 PM
Ugh. I avoided it for a long time. Then it hit me - the turtle flu. What's the turtle flu you ask? It's what a bunch of my colleagues call the crud that's going around the office, otherwise known as the common cold. It's not a real affliction by any means, just a nickname that stuck. Last year, when a colleague came down with a nasty cold, somehow she said something about liking turtles and somehow that morphed into catching her cold from a turtle, and that morphed into the turtle flu and it stuck. I blame the fact that most of us were on cold medicine at the time. Whatever the case, the turtle flu came calling at my office again this year. First it hit one person, then three, and then six. It's like we're a kindergarten class all touching the same toys. Our toys just aren't as much fun and we don't get naptime. We're all careful. We wash our hands, we stay home when we're really feeling poorly, but somehow, there's no escaping it. The turtle flu is back with a vengeance. We're using up twice the Kleenex, our voices are an octave lower, sneezes echo in the halls and the smell of cough drops wafts through the air. Hey, at least we're in it together. But I'm not complaining (well, not too much). The common cold, while never pleasant, usually leaves after a week or so and then I'll be back to feeling fine. It's a minor inconvenience, but certainly not a major health crisis.

Robert Pennock: Defending Scientific Integrity

Wednesday February 10th, 2016 04:50:00 PM
In early fall of 2004, a bright student from one of my previous Lyman Briggs courses came to my office with a copy of the Intelligent Design Creationist textbook "Of Pandas and People."

'Hmong Memory at the Crossroads' to premiere

Wednesday February 10th, 2016 04:24:00 PM
The College of Arts and Letters Department of Romance and Classical Studies will premiere the documentary film "Hmong Memory at the Crossroads" at 4 p.m. Monday in the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center Auditorium, 219 S. Harrison Road.

Chiadika Nwanze: From Nigeria to East Lansing and beyond

Wednesday February 10th, 2016 02:50:00 PM
I remember leaving Nigeria to begin my first year at Michigan State University. It was Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012. I woke up wondering what lied ahead for me, imagining an exciting and challenging journey.