Alumni & Friends
The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at Michigan State University aspires to be a national leader in arts and humanities research and education for the 21st century. This ambition requires resources to attract, recruit, support, and retain the best, most innovative and most diverse faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. Faculty research, teaching excellence, and enriching student experiences are at the heart of a leading-edge arts and humanities education in which the enduring strengths of the liberal arts—excellent communication, critical thinking, ethical imagination, and global engagement—combine with new and emerging scholarship committed to digital fluency, civic leadership, and innovation to deepen our understanding of the world and address the most complex challenges of our time.
Meet Our Team
Senior Director of Development
I joined MSU College of Arts & Letters in 2017, and am responsible for overseeing the College’s engagement and fundraising efforts. I have the great fortune to engage alumni, parents, and friends in the life of MSU’s College of Arts & Letters. Through the sharing of their talents, their service and their philanthropic support, these individuals ensure that the College can provide all the tools necessary for students to create a meaningful impact in the world.
Associate Development Director
As a 2012 Michigan State University graduate of James Madison College I returned to MSU in 2016 as the Assistant Director of Development for the College of Arts & Letters. These days, I spend my time on and off campus connecting our alumni and friends to the University and College in meaningful ways. By partnering with our generous and talented supporters we are able explore the different ways in which our shared passions can advance the land-grant mission at MSU.
Becky Ten Brink
Assistant Director of Development
I have been with MSU since 2019 and joined the team at MSU College of Arts & Letters fall of 2020 as the Assistant Director of Development. With a Bachelors in Art from Calvin College and a Masters in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University I am a passionate advocate for the value of a liberal arts education. I look forward to continuing to collaborate with the alumni, parents, and friends of the College of Arts & Letters by exploring the meaningful ways they can engage and partner with MSU and the College in support of the land-grant mission of the University.
I joined MSU in 2019 and I provide administrative support to the College of Arts & Letters Development Officers. My previous experience in community empowerment through entrepreneurship has lead me to discovering a passion for stewardship and building connections. I’m excited to continue to learn more about our alumni and friends.
I graduated from Michigan State University in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and joined the College of Arts and Letters as a full-time staff member shortly after. I am responsible for the planning and execution of our college events as well as making memorable connections with our alumni.
Meet the Development Interns
Jordyn Joseph has been part of the development team since January of 2020. She is currently a senior from Grand Ledge, MI majoring in Accounting. Micki Jones joined the Development team in January of 2021. She is currently a senior from Grosse Pointe, MI studying Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science. Maggie DeYoung is from Muskegon, MI and joined the team in September 2021. She is a senior studying Communications.
Telephone: (517) 353-4725
Fax: (517) 355-0159
479 W. Circle Drive
Linton Hall – Rm. 317
East Lansing, MI 48824-1044