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Welcome Home, Spartans!

This year, we are proud to welcome home Molly Brennan '82 as the 2023 MSU Homecoming Grand Marshal. Throughout decades of achievements in engineering, sustainability, athletics and scholarship, Molly has proven her dedicated commitment to her home, MSU. 

In celebration of our Grand Marshal, the Spartan community is coming together to support transformational scholarships, programs and initiatives inspired by Molly's unique journey as a Spartan.  

MSU student on a study abroad trip posing with an Spartan flag.

As a former Rhodes Scholar, Molly knows that studying abroad is a transformative experience. 

Expand study abroad opportunities for Spartans.

MSU Engineering students working in a laboratory.

 Molly is passionate about creating opportunities for future Spartan engineers.

Strengthen resources and programs at the MSU College of Engineering.

MSU Track & Field athlete competing in a race.

A two-time All-American, Molly was a distinguished member of the Women's Track & Field team.

Enrich the experience of current Spartan student athletes.  

Image of Eustace-Cole Hall.

Molly was transformed by her experience with the MSU Honors College. 

Enhance programs and scholarships at the MSU Honors College.

Image of MSU Solar Car racing team posing with their car.

A sustainability champion, Molly won the World Solar Challenge, setting solar and electric land speed records.

Empower future sustainability leaders. 

MSU students at an art exhibition.

Molly is a passionate champion of the arts and humanities.

Support campus exhibitions and resources fostering creativity and discovery.


It is an immense privilege and honor to be selected as MSU’s 2023 Grand Marshal. This role allows me to embody the spirit, tradition and excellence that Michigan State University represents, while leading celebrations that unite students, alumni, faculty and the entire Spartan community.

Molly Brennan '82, MSU 2023 Homecoming Grand Marshal