2019 Alumni Board Awards Presented

College of Arts & Letters faculty and students were recognized for their outstanding achievements in leadership, teaching, innovation, and community engagement at the College of Arts & Letters Alumni Board Awards ceremony on March 30 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center. Hosted by the College of Arts & Letters Alumni Board, three different awards were presented at the event,…

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Alumna Utilizes MSU Experiences as A Dance/Movement Therapist

Alumna Kellyn Uhl is a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) who, after graduating from Michigan State University in 2010 with a BFA in Theatre, worked as an actor, dancer, and photographer in New York City and all around the world. She credits all these experiences, including her time spent at MSU, for leading her to where she is today. Dance/Movement Therapist…

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Alumna Working at National Nuclear Security Administration

College of Arts & Letters alumna Kyle Pilutti is working on nuclear nonproliferation issues at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) as part of a year-long fellowship program. After graduating from MSU in 2013 with a B.A. in Humanities Prelaw and Arabic, Pilutti worked as a Research Assistant at Ploughshares Fund and won the United Nation’s Essay Competition on her…

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Alumnus Using His Linguistics Degree as a Language Engineer at Amazon

Patrick Kelley received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from MSU in May 2018 and currently works at Amazon as a language engineer, where he works with technologies to improve Amazon’s Alexa, a form of artificial intelligence. Could you give a basic job description of your position at Amazon? I am a language engineer at Amazon, where my day-to-day changes almost every…

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Alumna Releases Book About Her Climb Up the Corporate Ladder

Nancy Bullock, who received her B.A. in English from MSU in 1981, has spent most of her career in Vice President of Marketing and Director of Marketing positions for companies like 1-800-FLOWERS, Pampered Chef, Home Depot, Spilsbury, and Random House. She is now President and Owner of Digital Market Solutions, Inc., and does consulting for startups in the Chicago area. Bullock also recently…

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WRAC Alumna Awarded for Being an Outstanding Educator

College of Arts & Letters alumna Dawn Reed is the 2018 recipient of the Ray H. Lawson Award presented by the Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE). Each year, this award honors one outstanding MCTE educator who has demonstrated leadership to the profession and is held in high esteem by colleagues and students. Reed is a teacher at Okemos…

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Brian Stonestreet

Scroll through the IMDB of MSU Theatre alumnus Brian Stonestreet and you will be in awe. As one of the most sought-after production designers in Hollywood and around the world, Stonestreet has electrified live audiences and TV viewers for more than a decade.

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Andrea Eckert

They call it “Core City.” Maybe you have heard of it. In fact, if you have ever driven on Michigan Avenue in Southwest Detroit, you have cut right through. Most of its current residents have been here for years, even generations. The community is one that prides itself on hard work, grit, resilience, and helping those in need.

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