For game watches, picnics, professional and social networking, get-togethers, etc. We are a group of MSU Alumni, friends and family of Michigan State University and Spartan fans living in the Tampa Bay area. There is no charge to join our local group.
The Tampa Bay Spartans group covers Michigan State alumni and friends living along the west central coast of Florida. There are more than 2,200 of us, ranging in graduation years from 1934 – 2011. Students and their families are also encouraged to join!
This is our mission:
Our club plans activities year-round that appeal to all interests and ages. We meet for game watches, as well as travel to watch MSU teams compete in our area. The Tampa Bay Spartans also get together for networking nights, bowling events, euchre tournaments, spring training and regular season Major League Baseball games, music and museum receptions, golf tournaments and more!
Our annual Spring picnic features speakers from the campus of MSU. Past guests have included the coach of the NCAA National Champion hockey team, Rick Comley, as well as assistant football coaches, and Mr. Basketball himself, Coach Tom Izzo.
Other visiting speakers from East Lansing have included June Youatt, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education, Barbara Ball-McClure, Director of Development, John Hill, Director of Alumni Career Services, and Alumni Assistant Director Dave Brown.
We also have created a scholarship fund, and through it the Tampa Bay Spartans have assisted three local students heading to MSU. We look forward to being able to help many more students from the Tampa Bay area.
2007 - Andrew Gauthier
2008 - Alexa Nappa
2009 - Andrew Gauthier
2010 - Jennifer Roberts
We communicate with our members through our Web site, www.tampabayspartans.com, as well as through our e-mail list, our Linkedin group (Tampa Bay Spartans – Michigan State University Alumni Club of Tampa Bay), and our Facebook group (Michigan State University Alumni Club of Tampa Bay, FL). Our events are also posted at the Michigan State Alumni Web site, www.msualum.com.
We encourage you to join us if you find yourself in the sunny Tampa Bay area.
Our logo says it all -- “Green Year Round”!
GO GREEN! GO WHITE! GO STATE!
President - Tampa Bay Spartans