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An Academic Metamorphosis

The upgraded conference room has the latest technology, presentation tools, and even some inspiration for the younger entomologists.

Gordon Guyer

An Academic Metamorphosis

MSU’s Department of Entomology celebrated a gift launched by one of its most esteemed alumni, former MSU President Gordon Guyer (’50, ’52, Agriculture and Natural Resources). A significant lead gift by Gordon and Mary Guyer inspired faculty, alumni and friends to join them in contributing a total of $80,000 to upgrade the department’s conference room.

Guyer is a graduate of the department and along with a distinguished career as a professor, served as chairperson prior to being director of MSU Extension. He was appointed to direct the state Department of Natural Resources and lead the Department of Agriculture.

In addition to committee meetings, the department uses the Gordon Guyer conference room for teaching, weekly seminars and faculty meetings.  It has a computer projection system that meets today’s digital requirements and allows presenters easy control over its capabilities. To inspire younger entomologists, the room also includes memorabilia from Guyer’s diverse and august career.

For more information on making a gift to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, contact Assistant Director of Development Samantha Adler at or call (517) 353-4749.

Author: Christina Schaffer