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Jim Pignataro Named Lan Hewlett Award WinnerJim Pignataro

The National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) has announced that Michigan State Executive Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Services Jim Pignataro is the recipient of the 2016 Lan Hewlett Award. Pignataro was recognized during the 2016 N4A Convention, held June 9-11 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Read more.....

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Introducing the enhanced vision and new look of Student-Athlete Support Services.

We are committed to providing our student-athletes with the academic tools necessary to be successful in the classroom, but also prepare them for their future. Our goal is for each and every student-athlete to leave MSU with not only a meaningful degree, but a plan for employment or postgraduate study.

Our Gameplans for the Future  include but are not limited to:

Academic Support
Personal Assessment & Interest Inventory
Major Exploration
Community Service Opportunities
Resume & Interviewing Workshops
Internship Placement
Job Placement
Financial Literacy


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