Board Member Election Results

Happy Holidays and please join us in congratulating our new MSU Bay Area Alumni Board. We still have one position to be filled, Fundraising / Community Outreach. If you are interested, please email Scott.

President – Scott Chinoski
Vice President – Pam Dionise
Treasurer & University Liaison – Brian Keates
Webmaster – Justin Bugajski
Young Alumni Coordinator – Laura Malinowski
Social Chair – Katrina Hammer
Membership & Career Services – Tommy Fehrenbach
Fundraising & Community Outreach – OPEN

Stay tuned for upcoming events in 2009. Go Green! Go White!

MSU in Capital One Bowl

It’s official! Michigan State University will represent the Big Ten Conference at the Capital One Bowl, in Orlando, Florida, on New Year’s Day, 2009.

To sign up for, or to learn more about MSU’s official Capital One Bowl tour, sponsored by the MSU Alumni Association, go to You can also call the Bowl Tour Hotline at 877-373-5067.

If you are only interested in tickets, contact the MSU ticket office at their toll-free number 800-GO-STATE (800-467-8283).

If you are driving to the game, there is a very limited amount of onsite parking available. To purchase an onsite game day parking pass for the Capital One Bowl, go to and search for “2009 Capital One Bowl”.

For general information about the Capital One Bowl, go to

Club Elections: December 10

With the Presidental Election recently behind us, we need to turn our attention to the next most important election… The MSU Bay Area Alumni Board! It is that time of year again where we need to elect the team that will help take the MSU Club to the next level here in the Bay Area.

We are looking to fill the following positions:

1. President
2. Vice-President
3. Treasurer / University Liason
4. Webmaster
5. Young Alumni Coordinator
6. Social Events
7. Fundraising / Community Outreach
8. Membership / Career Services

The elections will be held on Wednesday, December 10th at 8pm at Gordon Biersch Restaurant in San Francisco along the Embarcadero, 2nd floor.

This process will only last an hour or so, so we promise to have you home by 9pm! The club really needs your help in order to expand and build on what the current group has started. This is a great way to give back to the University that has given us all so much.

Even if you are not interested in a position, please come out as all votes count towards electing the incoming board. The time commitment for this position is minimal and if we fill all positions, it would only be a few hours a month at most.

If you have any questions, please contact me at or if you are interested in a specific board position, you can always contact any of the current board members to get an idea of what goes in to the position. Thank you for your time, and I look forward to seeing you on the 10th!

Club Event: Red Wings vs Sharks, January 17

Update: 1/5/2009 TICKETS SOLD OUT.

With the weather changing in both CA and MI, it is that time of year again! That’s right! It’s Red Wings vs. Sharks season. The MSU Alumni Association will be teaming up again with the U of M Alumni Association to present the Detroit Red Wings taking on the SJ Sharks at the Shark Tank.

January 17, 2009
San Jose Sharks vs Detroit Red Wings
Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.
HP Pavilion
San Jose

The tickets are $40 each, generally located in sections 221 to 227. Based on the attendance in previous years, and our ongoing interest in this game, we were able to reserve over 250 tickets for sale between the 2 clubs. This is always a sold out game so this is a great deal, hope you can join your fellow alumni for this game!

There will also be a pre-game event, which will be detailed further as the game date approaches.

Only those that send in funds will get tickets, we can’t hold them for you ahead of those that pay promptly.

Ready to buy now? You have 2 options:

1. Submit payment right here on the site using the form below
(1/5: form removed since tickets sold out)

2. Send a check to your club Treasurer

Payable to: MSU Alumni Club SF Bay Area
Pam Dionese
4015 Camrose Ave
Livermore, CA 94551

You will collect your tickets at the WILL CALL window at the Shark Tank, to save the club on shipping costs, and the associated work, we will not be mailing tickets to your home.

Any questions, send us an email or post a comment.

See you at the game!

Seating Chart:
Seating chart Shark Tank