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College of Business

Gifts and Endowments

Lona Anderson, BS Education (class of 1968), initiated the MSU Business Mentor Scholarship Program in 2013. Her dream is that this program will have a lasting impression on the students who receive this scholarship money and the people who donate money and mentor students.

In 2010, a gift of $100,000 from Roger Looyenga (class of 1969) provided an endowment for a leadership emphasis.

In February of 2010, the College of Business announced a first-of-its-kind $1 million gift from Clinton Severson (class of 1973) and his wife Conni Ahart to establish the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy.  In February of 2016, the College of Business was proud to announce a historic gift of $2 million gift from Clint Severson and Conni Ahart to continue the support to the Severson Entrepreneurship Academy.

In October of 2010, the college announced the largest gift from a single donor, Dr. Doris Slaaten, to renovate the Slaaten Learning Center, enhance student development, supplement scholarships, and provide for on-going support. The renovation would repurpose rooms 316 and 313 to include a fully video-conferenced board room, a financial trading lab, a conference room for student meetings, and an informal study space.

Other generous donors have provided scholarships which may be found on our scholarships page.