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WINTER2015COMMUNIQU5ENSURINGaLEGACYWhenitcomestoongoingimportantneedssupportforscholarshipsisalwaysatornearthetopofthelistanditsnodifferentinthiscampaign.Thecollegesgoalistoraise8millionforscholarshipsupporttoattractthebestandbrighteststudentswhowanttolearnhereorbegintheirresearchcareershere.ToattractandretainacommittedtalentedanddiversestudentbodythatwilltakecareofthecountryandtheworldinthefutureweneedtoprovidescholarshipsupportSuriansays.Weneedtobeabletosupportstudentswhowanttofollowtheirpassionandnotwhattheythinktheyneedtodotopayoffadebtloadofaquarterofamilliondollarswhichisnotuncommon.Theresalsoan8milliongoaltosupportfacultyendowmentsthatgiveresearcherseducatorsandinnovatorsthefreedomtodowhattheydobestexploreopportunitiestodoworkthatwillaffectthehealthofpeoplefromLansingtoLesotho.ItsimportantforustosupportendowmentstogivefacultytheexibilityandthefreedomtoaccomplishtheirgoalswhenbudgetsbecomemorerestrictiveSuriansays.Whetherthatberesearchorcurriculumortraveltoexchangeideaswithotherleadersintheprofessionweneedthatsupporttoenablethefacultytobeexibleandtakeadvantageoftheareaofgreatestopportunityandtotakechances.ItsapivotaltimeinU.S.healthcareintheosteopathicprofessionintheMichiganeconomyandinglobalhealth.ThoughalloftheseaspectscarrymajorchallengesSurianseesthattheyalsoofferhugeopportunitiesforMSUCOM.Wehaveinplacestrongleadershipwithinthecollegeandastrongfacultywhohavereallyexaminedoverthelasttwoyearswhatweneedtodotobringthecollegetothenextlevelofexcellencehesays.Withthewaywearesettoimprovethedeliveryofhealthcareinthefuturewepresentafabulousopportunityforpartnershipthatcanenablepeopletoimpactthestatethenationandtheworldinavarietyofareasintheosteopathicprofession.MSUCOMSHISTORYOFGENEROSITYAWeb-basedbookletcalledCelebratingtheLegacyofGivingwithnearly60featuresonMSUCOMdonorsandthepeoplewhobenetedfromtheirgenerosityovertheyearshasbeenpostedincelebrationofourroleinMichiganStateUniversitysnewcapitalcampaignEmpowerExtraordinary.WereitnotforitscommunityofgenerousdonorsMSUCOMwouldnothavesurviveditsstartasaprivatecollegeletalonethrivedtobecometheglobalforceforosteopathicmedicinethatitistoday.FromtheinitialgiftstotheMichiganOsteopathicCollegeFundfromvisionaryD.O.stothelatestscholarshipendowmenttheparadeofphilanthropyissomethingtocelebrate.Wellbeaddingtothevolumetocontinuetocelebrateourdonors.Checkitoutatbit.lyGIVE_MSUCOMandconsideraddingyournameandcelebratingyourvaluesbybecomingamajordonoryourselfReadaboutthemanyinspiringpeoplewhovesupportedusandlefttheirmarkontheMSUCollegeofOsteopathicMedicineinourelectronicbookletCelebratingthelegacyofgiving.Itcanbefoundonlineatbit.lyGIVE_MSUCOM.Canweaddyourstorybit.lyEmpowerMSUCOMMAKEAGIFT