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African Alumni and Friends Network

This is a photo of Kenyan alumni and friends at a Michigan State University gathering. This photo was taken prior to the global pandemic.

Welcome to Michigan State University’s African Alumni and Friends Network!

The MSU African Studies Center welcomes African alumni and friends engaged with Africa through teaching, research, and outreach. The Spartan network in Africa is a vibrant community working together with local and global partners to create positive change through creative thinking, collaboration, and leadership. Stay connected and learn more about MSU in Africa, the African Studies Center, and the intersectional work Spartans are doing across the continent.

Be Engaged

Alumni and friends are invited to join and participate in signature programs hosted by the center including our lunchtime talk series, Eye on Africa, a forum where we proudly showcase the work and achievements of Spartans in Africa. The African Tea Time series is another signature program that nurtures learning and understanding of Africa through different contexts and the sharing of first-hand experiences. Learn more about ways to get involved.

Stay Connected

Students are enriched by the knowledge, expertise, and mentorship from alumni. These relationships foster academic excellence inside and outside of the classroom, professional development opportunities, and career advancement. Learn more about MSU Connect and begin building your Spartan network.

Update Your Contact Information

Update your contact information by submitting the form below and stay connected with the African Studies Center and Michigan State University.



Upcoming Events

African Alumni and Friends Gathering

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
12:00 PM (East Lansing, Michigan) | 5:00 PM (Accra, Ghana) | 7:00 PM (Cape Town, South Africa) | 8:00 PM (Nairobi, Kenya)
African alumni and friends are invited to a special gathering hosted by MSU's African Studies Center! The virtual event will include an introduction to the newly established Nnamdi Azikiwe Research Fellowship award and remarks by Ebenezer Offei Ansah, the inaugural recipient of the award.

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Give Green Day

Tuesday, March 16, 2021
All Day
Spartans near and far are coming together for Give Green Day on Tuesday, March 16. Learn more about how you can support African students by making a gift to the African Studies Center's Nnamdi Azikiwe Research Fellowship.

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Global Spartans Virtual Reunion

Thursday, May 13 and Saturday, May 22, 2021
7:30 AM (East Lansing, Michigan)
Additional information and details will be coming soon.



Alumni Features

Read about MSU's extraordinary African alumni and where they're at today. Know an alumni we should be featuring? Contact us to nominate them!

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Make a Gift

Support the African Studies Center by making a gift and an immediate difference. For additional information on ways to financially support African students, research, and engagement, contact Daniel Spadafore, senior director of International Advancement.

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Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming involved with MSU's African Alumni and Friends Network, please contact Damaris Choti, student and alumni engagement coordinator.